Quiz: Francisco de Goya

  • 6 October 2015

As the National Gallery's Goya: The Portraits exhibition opens, test your knowledge of this great revolutionary artist.

  • The Spanish Inquisition

    One man, two artists: a formal court portraitist famed for his truthful depictions of many a king on one hand, and on the other an artist obsessed with fantasy visions of witches, gargoyles and lunatics.

    Find out how much you know about Goya's fascinating and rebellious career.  

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    Museo del Prado

    Let’s start with a really easy one; Goya was the official court painter for several kings of...

  • Question 2 of 6

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    As a court painter Goya created official portraits of the king, queen, courtiers and important nobility. Which of these 18th-century portraits is by Goya?

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    In 1792 Goya was struck by a serious illness which marked a shift towards a more macabre output. His condition left him...

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    During the period of convalescence following his serious illness, Goya started to work on non-commissioned pieces which embodied a fantasy nightmare theme, including the 1794 work...

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    Between 1799-1805 Goya painted The Nude Maja followed by The Clothed Maja. The former is thought to be the first full-scale nude of a woman in Western art created not under religious or mythological pretence. Where does it hang now?

  • Question 6 of 6

    Goya's powerful painting The Third of May 1808 commemorates Spanish resistance to Napoleon's army. Which of the following works did it not influence?

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    You're not fit to mix Goya's paint, or sit for one of his lunatic witches! To art school with you... or at least watch a BBC Four documentary.

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    You're not fit to mix Goya's paint, or sit for one of his lunatic witches! To art school with you... or at least watch a BBC Four documentary.

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    You're not fit to mix Goya's paint, or sit for one of his lunatic witches! To art school with you... or at least watch a BBC Four documentary.

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    You're not fit to mix Goya's paint, or sit for one of his lunatic witches! To art school with you... or at least watch a BBC Four documentary.

    Squire

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    You'd have to pay a princely sum to get your face painted by Goya, your talents alone would not suffice.

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    You'd have to pay a princely sum to get your face painted by Goya, your talents alone would not suffice.

    King

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    Our salutations oh great one, your brain is as regal as Goya's finest court portraits and as sharp as Napoleon's sword.

    Click to reveal the correct answer

    1. 1.  Let’s start with a really easy one; Goya was the official court painter for several kings of...
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    2. Correct answer: Spain
    3. 2.  As a court painter Goya created official portraits of the king, queen, courtiers and important nobility. Which of these 18th-century portraits is by Goya?
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    4. Correct answer: Image 3
    5. 3.  In 1792 Goya was struck by a serious illness which marked a shift towards a more macabre output. His condition left him...
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    6. Correct answer: Deaf
    7. 4.  During the period of convalescence following his serious illness, Goya started to work on non-commissioned pieces which embodied a fantasy nightmare theme, including the 1794 work...
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    8. Correct answer: Yard with Lunatics
    9. 5.  Between 1799-1805 Goya painted The Nude Maja followed by The Clothed Maja. The former is thought to be the first full-scale nude of a woman in Western art created not under religious or mythological pretence. Where does it hang now?
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    10. Correct answer: Museo del Prado, Madrid
    11. 6.  Goya's powerful painting The Third of May 1808 commemorates Spanish resistance to Napoleon's army. Which of the following works did it not influence?
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    12. Correct answer: Jacques-Louis David's Oath of the Horatii

    Goya: The Portraits is on at the National Gallery until 10 January 2016. 50% off with National Art Pass.

     

 
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