In 1814 Goya was living with his housekeeper Doсa Leocadia and her illegitimate daughter, Rosario Weiss; the young woman studied painting with Goya, who may have been her father.
Many of Goya's works are on display in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.
After contracting a high fever in 1792 Goya was left deaf, and he became withdrawn and introspective.
In 1988 American musical theatre composer Maury Yeston released a studio cast album of his own musical, Goya: A Life In Song.
Goya submitted entries for the Royal Academy of Fine Art in 1763 and 1766, but was denied entrance.
After the death of Charles III in 1788 and revolution in France in 1789, during the reign of Charles IV, Goya reached his peak of popularity with royalty.
Goya attended school at Escuelas Pias, where he formed a close friendship with Martin Zapater, and their correspondence over the years became valuable material for biographies of Goya.
Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a chronicler of history.
The condemnation of brutality towards prisoners (whether they were criminals or insane) was the subject of many of Goya’s later paintings.
Goya painted the Spanish royal family, including Charles IV of Spain and Ferdinand VII.
Goya received orders from many friends within the Spanish nobility.
The prints were not published until 1863, 35 years after Goya's death.
Two of Goya's best known paintings are The Nude Maja (La maja desnuda) and The Clothed Maja (La maja vestida).
Plбcido Domingo again starred as Goya, with Jennifer Rush, Gloria Estefan, Joseph Cerisano, Dionne Warwick, Richie Havens, and Seiko Matsuda singing supporting roles.
Francisco Goya was born in Fuendetodos, Spain, in the province of Aragуn in 1746 to Joseph Goya and Gracia Lucientes.
Goya is the central character in Clive Barker's play Colossus.
King Ferdinand VII came back to Spain but relations with Goya were not cordial.
Gian Carlo Menotti wrote a biographical opera about him titled Goya (1986), commissioned by Plбcido Domingo, who originated the role; this production has been presented on television.
Francisco Josй de Goya y Lucientes (March 30, 1746 – April 16, 1828) was a Spanish painter and printmaker.