Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga

By Francisco Goya SKU:1264

Francisco Goya's painting, "Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga," created in 1787, is a captivating masterpiece that exudes both charm and enigma. This portrait depicts an endearing young boy surrounded by pets, a magpie and cats, adding a touch of innocence. Yet, hidden beneath the surface lies a sense of darkness and foreboding, symbolized by the sinister presence of a dangling rope. Goya's exceptional skill in capturing the complexity of human emotions and the subtle use of symbolism makes this artwork truly special, inviting viewers to ponder its deeper meanings and reflect on the dualities of life.

50 cm

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Title: “”Francisco Goya’s Enigmatic Masterpiece: Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga””

Year Painted: 1787

In 1787, the renowned Spanish artist Francisco Goya created a captivating and enigmatic masterpiece titled “”Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga.”” This exceptional portrait depicts a young boy, Don Manuel, surrounded by his pets, a magpie and cats, capturing the essence of innocence and charm.

At first glance, the painting appears to be a simple portrayal of a privileged child and his beloved animals. However, Goya’s unparalleled skill lies in his ability to infuse layers of meaning and complexity into the artwork. The juxtaposition of the young boy’s purity with the lurking presence of a rope evokes an unsettling contrast that piques the viewer’s curiosity.

The use of symbolism in this painting is particularly noteworthy. The magpie, a symbol of theft and deception, stands perched on a string connected to a cage of birds, hinting at the boy’s innate curiosity and potential for mischief. The cats, traditional symbols of both good and evil, reinforce the duality of human nature. The rope, appearing as a playful toy at first glance, carries a darker undertone, suggesting the fragility and unpredictability of life.

Goya’s choice to paint Don Manuel in a regal outfit further emphasizes the young boy’s aristocratic background and the expectations that come with it. Despite his tender age, the expression on Don Manuel’s face reflects a sense of maturity and self-awareness, making the portrait all the more intriguing.

One of the reasons this painting holds significant importance is its departure from conventional portraiture of the time. Goya transcended the traditional norms by delving into the psychological depth of his subjects, infusing emotion and storytelling into his artwork. In “”Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga,”” Goya not only captured the physical likeness of his subject but also delved into the complexities of human nature, making the painting a groundbreaking example of psychological portraiture.

The painting also serves as a reflection of the tumultuous era in which it was created. Goya lived during a time of political and social upheaval in Spain, and this turmoil is subtly echoed in the underlying tension and unease that permeates the artwork. As a result, “”Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga”” not only stands as a testament to Goya’s artistic genius but also offers a glimpse into the societal complexities of the late 18th century.

In conclusion, Francisco Goya’s painting “”Don Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga,”” created in 1787, is a remarkable masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of traditional portraiture. Through his expert use of symbolism and psychological insight, Goya crafts an intriguing and multi-layered narrative, making the painting an exceptional work of art that continues to captivate and provoke contemplation to this day.

Original size:
101.6 x 127 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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