The game of blind man’s buffets by Francisco de Goya

The game of blind mans buffets by Francisco de Goya

In 1774, Goya begins to work on the royal manufactory of tapestries – the painter paints the cardboard, which acts as a sketch for the future tapestry.

The painting “Blind Man” refers to this series of works written on cardboard. The young artist was initially entrusted only with sketches of scenes of hunting or fishing, but with the approval of King Goya began creating stories from the daily life of the Spaniards. Today someone might be surprised that one day the artist chose the plot for the new sketch for the new sketch, but his contemporaries liked this fun very much, finding it fun and entertaining.

As we see in the picture, this pastime and aristocrats were not shy – all the participants in the dancing circle are dressed in expensive clothes, which indicates their high origin. Tapestry according to the sketch of Goya was designed to decorate the bedroom of the infantile in the palace of El Prado, and his artistic solution points to the popular at that time rococo style.

Manufacture Goya dedicated 18 of his life and during this time created more than 60 paintings for tapestries. Some of these remarkable tapestries have survived and are now in the castle of Escorial near Madrid, the painted cardboards also found their well-deserved place in the Prado Museum.

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