Dark and nightmarish, “The Dog” is one of Spanish artist Francisco de Goya’s famous "Black Paintings." Goya (1746 – 1828) begun working on the series after a terrible illness left him deaf and embittered. Submerged to its neck, the dog stares out from its desolate surroundings and appears to be hiding. “The Dog” is one of the most admired masterpieces in Madrid’s Museo del Prado and a favorite of living painters.
Francisco de Goya (1746 – 1828) was a brilliant Spanish artist who expressed his irreverent attitude toward life in his paintings and etchings. Spain’s leading painter by the 1780s, Goya was influenced by Velázquez and Rembrandt as well as by nature. As court painter, he painted numerous portraits of the Spanish royal family. A devastating illness in 1792 left Goya deaf and embittered, but also led to the creation of his nightmarish "Black Paintings." He is also celebrated for his “Los Caprichos,” a series of etchings that is a scathing commentary on his era.
This giclée print offers beautiful color accuracy. Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed onto the paper’s surface creating natural color transitions. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is a great option for framing with its smooth, acid free surface.