Dona Tadea Arias de Enriquez

size(cm): 50x30
Sale price£125 GBP


The painting "Doña Tadea Arias de Enríquez" by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes is an 18th-century masterpiece that stands out for its artistic style, composition, and use of color. With an original size of 190 x 106 cm, the painting represents a noblewoman of the time, dressed in an elegant suit and with a penetrating gaze.

Goya's artistic style is characterized by his ability to capture the essence of his subjects and portray them with great realism. In this work, the artist manages to capture the personality of Doña Tadea Arias de Enríquez through her facial expression and posture. In addition, the use of the chiaroscuro technique allows to create an effect of depth and volume in the figure.

The composition of the painting is another interesting aspect to highlight. Goya uses a symmetrical and balanced composition, with the figure of Doña Tadea Arias de Enríquez in the center of the work and surrounded by decorative elements, such as curtains and a carved piece of furniture. This creates an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication, typical of the time in which it was painted.

As for colour, Goya uses a palette of warm and soft tones, which bring an effect of harmony and serenity to the work. The light that illuminates the face of Doña Tadea Arias de Enríquez creates an effect of brightness and contrast with the dark background.

The history of the painting is also interesting. It was commissioned by Doña Tadea Arias de Enríquez herself to be exhibited in her house and show her social position and wealth. However, the work ended up in the hands of the artist's family, who kept it until it was acquired by the Prado Museum in 1900.

In summary, the painting "Doña Tadea Arias de Enríquez" by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes is a work of great artistic and cultural value, which stands out for its style, composition, color and the story behind it. A work that continues to captivate art lovers centuries after its creation.

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