The “Warm Painting” is so stylish!

The real Warm Painting

The “Warm Painting” is always genuine.

Take your beautiful new warm painting up to the museum and give it to Blathers. When he hangs it on the back wall, he is going to provide the following information below it:

The Clothed Maja, Francisco de Goya, circa 1805

Oil on canvas

It is said that this painting is a more discreet version of an earlier work known as “The Nude Maja.” It is also known that Francisco de Goya was quite popular in his own time. Could these facts be related? A third, unrelated fact-the word “maja” refers to a “stylish young lady of Madrid.

I hope you found that factoid as interesting as I did. They didn’t exactly tell us much about this painting, but hinted that there may be another, more nude version? Well.

We’ll begin with the one in the game….

The Clothed Maja, Francisco Goya
Francisco Goya, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

and then continue with the nude version, because you actually can’t talk about one without the other!

The Nude Maja, Francisco Goya
Francisco Goya, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

“It is said that this painting is a more discreet version of an earlier work known as The Nude Maja.” Yes. Yes, it is. La maja desnuda (The Naked Maja) (1797–1800) came first and probably commissioned by Manuel de Godoy.

We’ll say ‘may have’, but it hung in his private cabinet of nude paintings. Oh, and then he may have had La maja vestida (The Clothed Maja) (1800-1807) commissioned as well. He may have commissioned a painting of the same women, in the same pose, just with her clothes on this time.

Joking about Godoy aside, for a painting of a nude woman, especially for the time period, it’s interesting. It’s not crude or depicting anything negative, nor is it trying to show an unrealistic or ideological standard. She has a bold look on her face and she just… is nude.

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