Custom paintings and allegories

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Allegory of the Villa de Madrid (Museo Municipal de Madrid).
The program Godoy for the first decade of the nineteenth century did not fail to be reformist and enlightened, as shown by four tondo commissioned Goya as allegorical representation of progress (Allegory of Industry, Allegory of Agriculture, Trade and Allegory of Allegory of the missing Science, 1804-1806) and decorated a waiting room of the residence of the prime minister. The first is an example of the backwardness in the design of industrial production was still in Spain. More than the working class, it refers to the spinners of Velazquez and the two appear to evoke a distaff model of production. This palace was also paint two allegories: Poetry and Truth, Time and History, alluding to the idea of placing illustrated in value of the written culture as a source of progress.
The Allegory of the town of Madrid (1810) is an example of the changes that were works of this genre andalusia mercy of successive political changes of this period. In principle appeared in the oval to the right a portrait of Jose I Bonaparte, and composing the female figure representing Madrid not clearly subordinated to the king, which is a bit deeper. This would reflect the constitutional order in that town, the town pays allegiance to the monarch “symbolized by the dog at his feet pointing towards the king, ‘but is not subject to it.
In 1812, with the first flight from Madrid to the French army advancing English, the oval is covered by the word “Constitution”, alluding to 1812, but the return of Jose Bonaparte in November obligo to paint again his portrait. His final march back to the theme of the work and constitution in 1823, so the Liberal Triennial, Vicente Lopez paint the portrait of King Ferdinand VII. In 1843, finally gets to do away with and replaced by the motto to “The Book of the Constitution, then by now referred to” Dos de Mayo “
Sharpening, 1808-1812 (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest).
Two paintings rooted customs, which are preserved in the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, representing the working people. The water carrier and are sharpening, and can be dated between 1808 and 1812. While it was considered a top rate of which appeared in prints and tapestries, and dated to 1790, later emphasized the link with the activities of the rearguard during the war, some anonymous patriots who sharpen knives and provide logistical support .
Without carrying to extremes the latter interpretation ‘in these works there is no mention of war and were listed separately in the series is described as “guerra of Horrors” in the inventory following the death of his wife Josefa Bayeu’, distinguished by ennobling it with the working class is represented. Is the water carrier from a low which contributes to enhance her figure with a monumentality that refers to the classical iconography, now applied to the humble offices.
Associated with these works is La Forge (Frick Collection, New York, 1812 – 1816), painted largely with spatula. The technique also abounds in fast strokes, the accused a contrasting chiaroscuro lighting and the movement becomes effective with a great dynamic. The three men could represent the three ages of ‘young, mature and old’ to work in unison to defend the nation during the War of Independence .
Fray Pedro de Zaldivia and bandit Maragata series of six paintings that visually tell the story of the arrest of a known felon in the early nineteenth century (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
In line of this painting done apparently to whether pictures of the cabinet which met with their personal concerns, are several paintings of literary subjects, such as Lazarillo de Tormes habits as Maja and Celestina andalusia Majas balcony and the balcony The satirical and decidedly old as’ an allegory about the hypocrisy in old age ‘or young women, also known as reading a letter. In the technique is already finished Goya, touch loose and strong stroke, and the meaning includes the presentation of the world to the exclusion of social satire, as in old ones. In these last two pictures shown by the then recent taste Verismo naturalist in a new line of Murillo, who moved away permanently from the requirements of idealistic Mengs. It is known that on a trip to the Kings made Andalucia in 1796 purchased for the royal collections of oil a Sevillian The lousy, where a rogue is espulga.
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