Arts Everyday Living: The Genius of Spanish Art—Goya, A Grandfather’s Love

 

 

 

 THE GENIUS OF SPANISH ART, PART II

 GOYA: THROUGH A GRANDFATHER’S EYES

 

When Francisco Goya,* one of the giants of Spanish art, painted the portrait of his grandson below, his homeland was embroiled in war. Yet, an atmosphere of calm prevails in the studio of the artist, where Mariano quietly poses, managing to control the usual high energy threshold of a  6 year old boy. Pretending to be a conductor with his paper baton, intent perhaps on impressing his grandfather. Although can Mariano actually read the notes of the musical score behind him?

Goya

Francisco Goya, Portrait of Mariano Goya, 1812-1814, oil on canvas, Private Collection

 

*Francisco Goya’s dates are 1746-1828.

And would you like to “meet” Mariano as an adult? Click,

Goya at the Meadows Museum

The above image is used for educational purposes.

Create your own portraits of children with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

, ,

https://www.googletagmanager.com/gtag/js?id=UA-105808081-1