Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana - Francisco de Goya. 181x122
Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), an artist of Spanish romanticism, is also known for portraits of aristocrats. With the hand of the court painter, a gallery of images of the Spanish nobility was created. The most popular are his female portraits. Goya's women are always mysterious, despite the detailed elaboration of robes and accessories, there are always a lot of unsaid in their appearance.
Such and “Portrait of Countess Carpio, Marquise de la Solana”. Against a conditional dark background, usual for portraits of Goya, the slender figure of the countess looms clearly. She is dressed in a strict black dress and is wrapped in an airy light shawl. Between her and the viewer there is an insurmountable psychological barrier erected by an arrogant model and masterfully conveyed by the artist. But the image of this proud aristocrat seems lonely and tragic. The background, on which several obscure plans go into the distance, is guessed, gives rise to the sensation of something fatal, mysterious and inevitable in her personality.
The painting entered the Louvre in 1952.