Francisco de Goya

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 / 14 Apr 2021
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
    París
    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
  • ALCOCER Y MARTÍNEZ, Mariano
    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 3
    1926
  • DESPARMENT FITZ-GERALD, Xavier
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    vol. I, p. 124, cat. 78
  • p. 95, cat. 238
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    vol. I, p. 273, cat. 238
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 102, cat. 216
  • CAMÓN AZNAR, José
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. II, pp. 50, 51 y p. 166 (il.)
  • GLENDINNING, Nigel (Comisario)
    La década de los Caprichos. Retratos 1792-1804
    MadridReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
    1992
    p. 58, cat. 15 y p. 59 (il.)
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