[goi-uh; Spanish gaw-yah]


Fran·cis·co de [fran-sis-koh duh; Spanish frahn-thees-kaw de, -sees-] /frænˈsɪs koʊ də; Spanish frɑnˈθis kɔ dɛ, -ˈsis-/, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1746–1828, Spanish painter.

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Contemporary Examples of goya

  • According to some rumors, Goya was once on staff before his fame as a Spanish painter.

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  • John Baldesssari received a second trophy and made an even shorter one, thanking Giotto, Goya, Matisse, Duchamp, and Sol LeWitt.

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  • She wore more black lace than a Goya duchess; the effect is that of the Magdalene, as dressed by Bill Blass.

Historical Examples of goya

  • In three instances (including the Goya) out of twenty-one he was successful.

  • At the question, "Well, old man, how did the great Goya strike you?"

  • The great Goya only existed because he had created a face which resembled Fleur's.

  • Goya decided to compete, and one of the vaults, with its adjacent panels, was assigned to him.


    Fr. Crastre

  • Goya made his appearance, and with him Spanish art underwent a renewal and an aggrandizement.


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British Dictionary definitions for goya



Francisco de (franˈθisko de), full name Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. 1746–1828, Spanish painter and etcher; well known for his portraits, he became court painter to Charles IV of Spain (1799). He recorded the French invasion of Spain in a series of etchings The Disasters of War (1810–14) and two paintings 2 May 1808 and 3 May 1808 (1814)
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