Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. Pintor español nacido en Fuendetodos, Provincia de Zaragoza. Su primera obra de importancia fue la decoración al fresco de la iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, en Zaragoza. En 1789 fue nombrado "Pintor de Camara del Rey,” por su actividad como retratista de la alta sociedad, que siempre combino con la elaboracion de cuadros de ambiente pintoresco, de locura y fanatismo, de supersticiones o de opresion. Entre sus obras mas famosas destacan "Los Fusilamientos del 2 y 3 de Mayo de 1808", "La Maja Desnuda", "La Familia de Carlos IV" y "Los Caprichos”.
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. Spanish painter born in Fuendetodos, Province of Zaragoza. His first important work was the fresco decoration of the church of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, in Zaragoza. In 1789 he was named "Painter of the King’s Chambers," for his activity as a high society portrait painter, which he always combined with the elaboration of paintings of picturesque landscapes, madness and fanaticism, superstitions or oppression.
Erected by Delegación Benito Juárez.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1808.
Location. 19° 22.387′ N, 99° 11.058′ W. Marker is in Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac, Ciudad de México. Marker is at the intersection of Goya and Augusto Rodin, on the right when traveling east on Goya. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac, Ciudad de México 03920, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Agustín Jáuregui (a few steps from this marker); Textile Workshop (within shouting distance of this marker); Auguste Rodin (within shouting distance of this marker); Independence of Mexico (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); House of José Joaquín Herrera (about 120 meters away); House of José Fernández de Lizardi (about 120 meters away); Parish Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Auguste Rodin (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Insurgentes Mixcoac.
Also see . . . A collection of many of Goya's masterpieces. (Submitted on May 15, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.