Hunter Sitting at a Fountain

By Francisco Goya SKU:15293

Francisco Goya's painting ""Hunter Sitting at a Fountain"" was painted in 1824. This artwork holds significant importance as it showcases Goya's transition from his earlier works to his later style, characterized by a more personal and introspective approach. The painting depicts a hunter resting by a fountain, capturing a serene moment in nature. Goya's use of light and shadow, along with his attention to detail, creates a sense of realism and emotional depth. This painting represents a departure from traditional art conventions of the time, making it a remarkable and special piece in Goya's oeuvre.

50 cm

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Title: Francisco Goya’s “”Hunter Sitting at a Fountain””: A Captivating Masterpiece

Year Painted: 1824

Francisco Goya, renowned for his innovative artistic style and keen observations of human nature, created a captivating masterpiece in 1824 titled “”Hunter Sitting at a Fountain.”” This painting holds significant importance within Goya’s body of work, as it signifies a transition from his earlier works to a more introspective and personal style.

“”Hunter Sitting at a Fountain”” showcases Goya’s exceptional ability to capture the essence of a moment and infuse it with emotional depth. The painting portrays a lone hunter in a moment of repose, surrounded by nature’s tranquility. Goya’s meticulous attention to detail, combined with his skillful play of light and shadow, brings the scene to life, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the serene atmosphere.

What makes this painting truly special is its departure from traditional art conventions of the time. Goya’s brushstrokes exhibit a looser and more expressive technique, moving away from the strict precision favored by the academic establishment. This departure reflects Goya’s increasing desire to convey his inner world and emotions, rather than conforming to societal expectations.

The year 1824 marks a significant period in Goya’s life. Having survived a near-fatal illness in 1819, he emerged with a newfound sense of mortality and a deeper understanding of the human condition. This shift in perspective is evident in “”Hunter Sitting at a Fountain,”” where Goya’s introspection is palpable. The painting’s somber tones and the introspective gaze of the hunter invite contemplation and introspection, hinting at the artist’s own existential reflections.

Goya’s “”Hunter Sitting at a Fountain”” embodies the Romantic spirit that emerged during the early 19th century. It explores themes of solitude, introspection, and the sublime beauty of nature. This departure from conventional subject matter and style, coupled with Goya’s mastery of capturing the human experience, establishes the painting as a seminal work in his oeuvre.

Today, “”Hunter Sitting at a Fountain”” can be admired at the Prado Museum in Madrid, where it continues to captivate viewers with its evocative power. The painting’s ability to transcend time and connect with audiences across centuries speaks to Goya’s enduring legacy as one of history’s most influential artists.

In conclusion, Francisco Goya’s “”Hunter Sitting at a Fountain”” painted in 1824 stands as a remarkable testament to the artist’s transition towards a more introspective and expressive style. Its departure from tradition and the profound emotions it evokes make it a truly special and timeless masterpiece within Goya’s illustrious body of work.

Original size:
75 x 75 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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