Black Paintings : Suffering & Darkness

Black Paintings : Suffering & Darkness

Francisco De Goya is a Spanish painter who is known to have two significant periods of paintings. The first being portraits and cartoons and the second being his “black painting” period in which he depicts images of suffering and darkness. It has been assumed that his drastic change in the style of paintings is attributed to his declining mental health after he lost his hearing at the age of 47. During the time he was alive (1746-1828) it is not surprising his art mimic his mental health state as there were not as many resources we have today at that time. 

Image Credits:
Feature Image: RhondaK Native Florida Folk Artist, on Unsplash, Creative Commons
Body Image: Francisco De Goya, via Slynation website, Public Domain