Dona Teresa Sureda

By Francisco Goya SKU:1267

Francisco Goya's ""Dona Teresa Sureda"" is a remarkable portrait painted in 1805. It holds exceptional significance due to its innovative approach to capturing the sitter's personality. Goya masterfully combines elements of traditional portraiture with a more intimate and psychological portrayal, revealing Dona Teresa Sureda's inner emotions. This departure from conventional techniques marked a turning point in art history, influencing later generations of artists. The painting's vivid realism and emotional depth make it a precious gem in Goya's oeuvre, showcasing his ability to transcend mere representation and delve into the complexities of the human psyche.

54 cm

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Title: “”Goya’s Portrait of Dona Teresa Sureda: A Masterpiece of Emotional Realism””

Year Painted: 1805

Francisco Goya’s portrait of Dona Teresa Sureda, painted in 1805, stands as a timeless masterpiece of emotional realism in art history. Goya, a renowned Spanish painter, was a pivotal figure in the transition from traditional portraiture to a more intimate and psychological approach. His fascination with capturing the human psyche shines through in this remarkable artwork.

Dona Teresa Sureda was a noblewoman from Mallorca, and her commission to Goya resulted in a painting that went beyond mere representation. Goya’s revolutionary technique, evident in this piece, marked a turning point in his career and had a profound impact on the future of portraiture.

In this portrait, Goya presents Dona Teresa Sureda with captivating intensity, giving her an air of dignity while simultaneously delving into the depths of her soul. The sitter’s expression exudes a sense of vulnerability and introspection, as if the painter had captured a fleeting moment of profound emotion.

Goya’s innovative approach is seen in his choice of composition and use of color. The painter employs a dark, somber background that accentuates Dona Teresa’s figure and brings her emotions to the forefront. The sharp contrast of light and shadow heightens the drama, drawing the viewer’s attention to the subtle nuances of the sitter’s expression.

What sets this portrait apart from its contemporaries is Goya’s ability to create a genuine connection between the subject and the viewer. Instead of presenting a rigid and polished portrayal, he captures the essence of Dona Teresa’s humanity, making her relatable to anyone who gazes upon the painting.

The significance of Goya’s “”Dona Teresa Sureda”” extends beyond its artistic prowess. The portrait represents a break from the rigid conventions of the time, opening the door for future artists to explore the inner world of their subjects. Goya’s emotional realism paved the way for later movements like Romanticism and Expressionism, influencing generations of artists to come.

Today, “”Dona Teresa Sureda”” resides in a prominent museum, where art enthusiasts and historians alike marvel at its depth and emotion. Its enduring appeal lies in its ability to transcend time, making the viewer feel an intimate connection with a woman who lived centuries ago.

In conclusion, Francisco Goya’s portrait of Dona Teresa Sureda, painted in 1805, is a masterpiece of emotional realism that broke away from tradition and reshaped the course of portraiture. Its profound depiction of the sitter’s inner world, combined with Goya’s revolutionary techniques, cements its place as a truly special painting in the annals of art history.

Original size:
89.4 x 119.7 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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