The Clothed Maja

By Francisco Goya SKU:1256

Francisco Goya's ""The Clothed Maja"" is an iconic painting completed in 1800. This masterpiece is renowned for its provocative nature and historical significance. The painting depicts a woman draped in luxurious clothing, contrasting with its counterpart, ""The Naked Maja."" The daring portrayal of a nude woman at that time was groundbreaking, making it a scandalous and exceptional piece. Goya's ability to capture sensuality and challenge societal norms makes ""The Clothed Maja"" a captivating artwork that continues to intrigue art enthusiasts and historians alike.

33 cm

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Title: Francisco Goya’s Provocative Masterpiece: The Clothed Maja (Year Painted: 1800)

“”The Clothed Maja”” by Francisco Goya, painted in 1800, is a remarkable and daring artwork that holds both historical significance and artistic brilliance. This iconic masterpiece portrays a woman draped in sumptuous clothing, creating a striking contrast to its counterpart, “”The Naked Maja.”” The painting’s audacious depiction of a nude woman during that era caused quite a scandal, adding to its allure and notoriety.

Francisco Goya, a renowned Spanish painter and printmaker, was a leading artist of the Romantic movement. He skillfully infused emotion and depth into his works, and “”The Clothed Maja”” is no exception. The painting showcases Goya’s mastery in capturing sensuality and challenging societal norms, making it a bold statement during its time and a symbol of artistic innovation.

“”The Clothed Maja”” has several noteworthy aspects that contribute to its exceptional status. Firstly, its companion piece, “”The Naked Maja,”” reveals a captivating dialogue between the two paintings. Goya’s decision to depict the same woman in two contrasting states of undress defies traditional artistic conventions and underscores the artist’s intent to provoke thought and discussion.

Furthermore, the composition and technical execution of “”The Clothed Maja”” demonstrate Goya’s unparalleled artistic prowess. The woman’s richly adorned attire is rendered with exquisite attention to detail, showcasing Goya’s skill in portraying textures, fabrics, and light. The use of bold contrasts between light and shadow adds depth and a sense of realism to the subject.

Beyond its artistic merits, “”The Clothed Maja”” carries historical significance due to its association with political and social contexts of the time. The painting was created during a tumultuous period in Spain’s history, marked by political upheavals and the rise of the Napoleonic era. Goya’s choice to depict a Spanish woman in such a provocative manner may reflect the complexities and contradictions prevalent in society during that era.

Today, “”The Clothed Maja”” remains a captivating and sought-after artwork, showcased in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain. Its allure lies not only in its striking beauty and artistic brilliance but also in its ability to challenge norms and provoke conversations about art, society, and the human condition. This painting continues to be celebrated for its audacity and continues to inspire artists and art enthusiasts worldwide.

In conclusion, Francisco Goya’s “”The Clothed Maja,”” painted in 1800, stands as a testament to the artist’s ingenuity and fearlessness in tackling controversial themes. Its boldness, artistic excellence, and historical significance have solidified its place as one of the most special and revered paintings in the art world.

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

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