An image of Venus in the nude, lying on a green velvet divan with pillows and a spread. It creates a new nudity form, later followed by other painters, specially in France. In her work, she made a dynamic use of colour and line to captured the emotional life of the models, she wanted to put the psychological side of her models in the paintings. La Maja Desnuda (The Naked Maja) by Goya (c.1797-1800) I ended my last blog with the tantalising statement: “…I will offer you a work by another famous Spanish artist, Francisco Goya, and tell you about the connection it has with myself, as a naughty schoolboy, and my first sighting of erotica !!! The Maja vestida, by contrast, reveals abrupt brushstrokes that seem in constant motion. It has no forgery and is always genuine. La maja desnuda is described as, the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art without pretense to allegorical or mythological meaning.” The identity of the Majas is uncertain but is believed to be either Duchess of Alba or Pepita Tudó, mistress of Manuel Godoy. The painting was first owned by Prime Minister Manuel de Godoy. La Maja Desnuda entered the Prado Museum in 1901 through the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando where it had been displayed from 1808 to 1813 and in 1836 to 1901. It is a clothed version of the earlier La maja desnuda (1797–1800) and is exhibited next to it in the same room at the Prado Museum in Madrid.. The Clothed Maja, in Spanish, La maja vestida, is a painting by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya between 1798 and 1805. The Maja vestida and the Maja vestida mark two technical extremes. The painting was mentioned again in 1808 along its companion, The Clothed Maja after Manuel Godoy's property was confiscated. Portraits and nudes without a pretense to allegorical or mythological meaning were a fairly common genre of art during all centuries. As the name implies, in this version the subject is naked. !…” No mention is made of The Clothed Maja, however, suggesting that at that time it had not yet been painted. The former is defined by exact and finished brushstrokes, and the painter indulged in a brilliantly executed tonal gradation, stressing the subtleties of the surfaces. This painting can be bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler. The Clothed Maja (Spanish: La maja vestida [la ˈmaxa βesˈtiða]) is a pendant painting by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya between 1800 and 1805. La Maja Desnuda (La maja desnuda) has been described as "the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art" without pretense to allegorical or mythological meaning. The Naked Maja (La Maja Desnuda) Painted 1797 / 98. The first reference we have to The Nude Maja dates back to 1800, when it is mentioned as being in Manuel Godoy's palace, where it was hung above a doorway. The two La Maja paintings are normally displayed alongside each other. Alice Neel was an American painter best known for her expressionists portraits. ORIGINAL SIZE: 38.18" X 74.80" At first it was called "gypsies", matching the clothed Maja. The identity of … Legend would have it that this was the Duchess of Alba, but the sitter has also been identified as Pepita Tudó, who became Godoy´s mistress in 1797.It is listed for the first time in 1800 as hanging over a door in Manuel Godoy´s palace, but without its companion, The Clothed Maja (). Whether I'm painting or not, I have this overwhelming interest… The artist painted a virtually identical work named La Maja Desnuda, which means The Naked Maja. This painting is also displayed in the Museo del Prado.