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Uploaded by : Marc Lafia | 04/02/09

  • Title:
    The Nude Maja (La Maja Desnuda
  • Artist:
    Francisco de Goya
  • Year:
    n/a
  • Description:
    As I searched the internet for some interesting art pieces I could post, I came across this painting and realized my father used to have it hanging in the hallway of our old apartment. I HAD to post it up here for all of you to enjoy so I really hope you do. Here is the painting and a critique from an anonymus person. The Nude Maja (La Maja Desnuda), by francisco de Goya celebrates the sexiest skin, the most resilient flesh, the most exquisite suggestion of a line of hair running from the navel down. But the incoherent articulation - the inexplicable incompetence of the drawing of the arms, the impossible position of the breasts, the unconvincing conjunction of the head with the neck - is a virtual denial of the Renaissance tradition's feeling for the body as a functioning whole, not an assemblage of delicious parts. Goya sees his nude as he sees the women in his portraits - as a doll.
  • Disciplines and Movements:
    Pre-20th-Century Art
  • Themes and Tags:
    round, playful, lush, feminine, intimate, primal and witty

“Goya created two paintings of what appears to be the same woman posed identically but one is composed as a nude (La maja desnuda) while the other is fully clothed (La maja vestida-The Clothed Maja)”
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