• Francisco Goya, Spanish painter of the light and the dark parts of the human soul

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    The Clothed Maja
    The Naked Maja La Maja Desnuda has been described as "the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art" without pretense to allegorical or mythological meaning. The identity of the Majas is uncertain. The most popularly cited models are the Duchess of Alba , with whom Goya was sometimes thought to have had an affair, and Pepita Tudó, mistress of Manuel de Godoy. Neither theory has been verified, and it remains as likely that the paintings represent an idealized composite. From Wikipedia
    The Third of May
    Francisco Goya , in full Francisco José de Goya y...
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