Francisco De Goya was born in 1746 in Fuendetodos, a town in the Spanish province of Zaragoza, the son of a gilder of Basque origin, Joseph, and a noble peasant woman named Gracia Lucientes. Family coming in Zaragoza, the young Francis went to learn the craft as a painter in the workshop of José Luzán routine, where he spent four years copying pictures until it was decided to set up his own and, as he later wrote, "painting of my invention. "

As the years went by his long life, this "painting of my invention"became more real and more pronounced, because without neglecting the well-paid commissions that allowed a life of ease, and he drew Goya print series of unusual pictures and capricious, whose ultimate meaning, often ambiguous, corresponding to a highly personal fantasy and ideological commitment, akin to the principles of the Enlightenment, which was a tireless engine satire of the mores of his time.

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