Francisco de Goya

Saint Bernard (San Bernardo)

Clasificación
Saint Bernard (San Bernardo)
Datos Generales
Cronología
1787
Ubicación
Royal Monastery of San Joaquín and Santa Ana, Valladolid, Spain
Dimensiones
220 x 160 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Cistercian congregation of Saint Bernard
Ficha: realización/revisión
19 Jan 2010 / 22 Nov 2011
Análisis artístico

Although this work has been given various titles by academics, they all agree that the main figure in this scene represents Saint Bernard, the most important Cistercian saint. There is no doubt that this scene depicts one of the miraculous healings which he carried out in Milan when blessing the bread and water which the needy brought to him (Vita prima of Saint Bernard, book II, chapter III, § 15) emphasising the saint's ability to perform miracles.

In this painting Goya reaches the heights of the architectural style which he refers to in his letter to Goicoechea, the neoclassical as seen through the eyes of Goya. Moving away from baroque models to approach the academicism of Sabatini, he makes reference to the great painter Zurbarán, whose influence is evident in the naturalism of these figures.

For more information on the whole series, seeTransition of Saint Joseph.

Exposiciones
  • Francisco de Goya. IV Centenario de la capitalidad
    organized by Ayuntamiento de Madrid and Dirección General de Bellas Artes at the Casón del Buen Retiro
    Madrid
    1961
    consultant editor Valentín de Sambricio
  • Goya
    Musée Jacquemart-André
    Paris
    1961
    consultant editor Jean-Gabriel Domergue. From December 1961 to February 1962
  • El arte de Goya
    Museo de Arte Occidental de Tokio
    Tokyo
    1971
    from 16th 1971 to January 23th 1972. Exhibited also at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, January 29th to March 15th 1972.
  • Los pintores de la Ilustración
    Centro Cultural Conde Duque
    Madrid
    1988
    consultant editors José Manuel Arnaiz and José Luis Morales y Marín
  • Goya en las colecciones españolas
    Sala de Exposiciones del BBVA
    Madrid
    1995
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From December 14th 1995 to February 17th 1996
  • Goya
    La Lonja, Torreón Fortea y Museo Pablo Gargallo
    Zaragoza
    1992
    consultant editor Julián Gállego
Bibliografía
  • El Real monasterio de San Joaquín y Santa Ana de Valladolid
    Boletín de la Comisión de Monumentos Históricos y Artísticos de la provincia de Valladolid
    Mariano Alcocer Y Martínez
    núm. 3
    1926
    Imprenta de la Casa Social Católica
  • L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    vol. I, p. 124, cat. 78
    1928-1950
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    p. 95, cat. 238
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    vol. I, p. 273, cat. 238
    1970
    Office du livre
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 102, cat. 216
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. II, pp. 50, 51 y p. 166 (il.)
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    Nigel (comisario) Glendinning
    p. 58, cat. 15 y p. 59 (il.)
    1992
    Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
Enlaces externos
Volver
Usamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar su navegación. Si continua navegando consideramos que acepta el uso de cookies.