Of Goya's work, there is the complete series of the 'Caprichos'; The series has the follies of man as its subject, not sparing the clergy either. The critical nature of the 'Caprichos' forced Goya to withdraw the series from the sale, fearing persecution by the Inquisition, which has already brought so many freethinkers here to the north.
Born March 30 in Fuendetodos.
Apprentice to local painter Jose Luzan. First and lasting influence.
After a second rejection from the royal academy in 1766, Goya travelled to Italia.
Marriage to Josefa Bayeu, sister of Francisco and Ramon Bayeu, established painters.
Appointed painter for the King. Promoted to court painter in 1789 and first court painter in 1799.
Affected by an unknown yet serious disease. Complete deafness resulted.
Beginning of invasion of Spain by Napoleon. Emergence of "Los desastres de la guerra" and "2 Mayo" and "3 Mayo".
Buys house outside Madrid, "Quinta del Sordo" (coincidence). Creates 14 murals ("black").
Goes into voluntary exile in France.
Passes away on 16 April in Bordeaux.