Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana by Francisco de Goya

Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana by Francisco de Goya

“Portrait of the Countess of Carpio, the Marquis de la Solana” was written in the early 80’s of the XVIII century. The female figure is transmitted by a dark silhouette of the dress on a lighter background and is surrounded by an almost airy environment of a thin white scarf. This feeling is emphasized by a soft gently pink bow in the woman’s dark hair. Her face is not very beautiful, but attracts a sense of significance.

A firm gaze, tightly compressed lips, a proud landing of the head indicate some arrogance and arrogance of the marquise, although in the image there seems to be a

note of some uncertainty. The composition of the portrait is extremely simple.

Right in the center of the canvas is a black figure dressed in black, which allows us to convey both the main character traits and those elusive shades that can not be re-told in any words and which Goya was so expert in delivering in his female images. With all the external restraint of the gamut of the viewer, the sensation of the fullness of the picture does not leave the color. This portrait was purchased for the Louvre in 1952.

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