Prado just launched a new website completely dedicated to the Aragona painter: all his works on show online from the permanent collection of Prado.
Francisco Josè de Goya y Lucientes (1746 – 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and probably one of the most important Old and Modern Masters ever. He was the court painter for the Spanish Crown, and he portrayed for many years the family not without sarcasm he would wittily insert in his paintings (through symbols he hinted at the King’s affairs with mistresses, he often represented the Royal family with faces of the working class).
Vicente López y Portaña
The Prado Museum in Madrid, who owns the biggest collection of paintings by Goya worldwide, has gone live with a site exclusively dedicated to him titled “Goya en el Prado” (Goya in the Prado Museum).
“Thanks to the digital revolution” said Prado Director Muguel Zugaza “the Prado has been able to achieve one of its prime objectives, which is to disseminate its collections”. (ANSA)
It will now be possible for everyone, near or far, to see the Goya Collection with over 1000 works (paintings, drawings, documents) online 24/7, together with other works that are too fragile to view in real life, like his letters written to his friend Martin Zapater.
La Maja Desnuda
Together with the works, the website will provide a bio and a downloadable PDF for each work.
Last year 3 million people visited the Madrid museum.
Written by Elisa della Barba