Francisco de Goya

Saint Gregory Magnus (San Gregorio Magno)

Clasificación
Saint Gregory Magnus (San Gregorio Magno)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1796 - 1799
Ubicación
Museum of Romanticism, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
190 x 115 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
Museum of Romanticism
Ficha: realización/revisión
07 Mar 2011 / 22 Jun 2017
Inventario
85 (CE0021)
Historia

We know nothing about the circumstances which surround the commissioning of this series of four painting depicting the Fathers of the Church, which today are found in different locations (see Saint Ambrose).

The painting depicting Saint Gregory Magnus belonged to the Marquis de la Vega-Inclán and was passed on to the foundation which was set up in his name, becoming part of the collection of the Romantic Museum in Madrid.

Análisis artístico

The saint wears the papal tiara and a cope decorated with decorative plant motifs executed with an impressionist, frenetic touch. The work is an ostentatious display of modernity, without a doubt the most advanced of the series. The head and hands are expressive, structured in a simple but decisive way. Since it would be hung high up and seen from a distance, the work is painted with broad marks, disjointed brushstrokes.

For a full history of this series of four paintings, see Saint Ambrose.

Exposiciones
  • Pinturas de Goya
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1928
    consultant editor Fernando Álvarez de Sotomayor. From Apri to -May 1928
  • Goya
    Festival Internacional de Granada, Palacio de Carlos V
    Granada
    1955
    consultant editor Enrique Lafuente Ferrari
  • De Tiépolo à Goya
    Galerie des Beaux-Arts
    Bordeaux
    1956
    consultant editor Gilberte Martin-Méry. From May 7th to July 31st 1956
  • Goya
    Musée Jacquemart-André
    Paris
    1961
    consultant editor Jean-Gabriel Domergue. From December 1961 to February 1962
  • 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 y el espíritu de la Ilustración
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1988
    from October 6th to December 18th 1988. Exhibited also at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 18th to March 26th 1989; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nueva York, May 9th to July 16th 1989, Madrid curator Manuela B. Mena Marqués, scientific directors Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez and Eleanor A. Sayre
  • Goya. El gusto español: antiguos maestros
    Galería Caylus
    Madrid
    1992
  • Goya: Prophet der Moderne
    Alte Nationalgalerie
    Berlin
    2005
    from July 13th to October 3th 2005. Exhibitied also at the Kunsthistorischemuseum, Vienna, October 18th 2005 to January 8th 2006, consultant editor Manuela B. Mena Marqués
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 191, cat. 715
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 264, cat. 180
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 110, cat. 325
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    José Camón Aznar
    vol. III, p. 31 y p. 68 (il.)
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Goya y el espíritu de la Ilustración
    Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez and Eleanor Sayre
    pp. 178, 179 y p. 181 (il.)
    1988
    Museo del Prado
  • Goya
    Julián Gállego
    pp. 76-78 (il.), cat. 24
    1992
    Electa
  • http://museoromanticismo.mcu.es, consultada el 26-01-2010
    26-01-2010
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