GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco de
(b. 1746, Fuendetodos, d. 1828, Bordeaux)

The Dog

Oil on canvas, 134 x 80 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

This painting (Un perro) was originally in the first floor room of the Quinta del Sordo.

The dog's head occupies barely one percent of the pictorial plane. The rest is colour devoid of objects. Never before had an artist exercised such radical renunciation in order to portray solitude.