Sergio HERNÁNDEZ, "La Maja" (Tribute to Francisco de Goya), 2017 (HER221)
Author: Sergio HERNÁNDEZ.
Title: La Maja (Homage to Francisco de Goya).
Medium: Limited Edition Print.
Size: 119 x 210 cm. (47 x 82 in.).
Paper: Velin Arches 400 g.
Edition of: 30.
COA (Certificate Of Authenticity): Yes.
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About La Maja Desnuda by Francisco de Goya
The painting is a commissioned work painted before 1800. It portrays a beautiful woman lying placidly on a bed and looking directly at the observer. It is not a mythological nude, but a real woman, contemporary of Goya, who in his time was called La gitana. The temporary primacy of La maja desnuda indicates that at the moment of being painted, it was not meant to be a couple, yet it was accompanied by La maja dressed, dated between 1800 and 1808.
The work is located within the aesthetics of neoclassicism, being the decisive drawing in its design, it is bold and daring for its time, standing out the expression of the face and corporal attitude of the model. It is the first work of art (known) in which the female pubic hair is painted, which highlights the eroticism of the composition.