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Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) was a Spanish painter. Goya was a portrait painter and court painter to the Spanish court, a historian and, in his unofficial work, a revolutionary and a man of vision. He has been considered both the last of the old masters and the first of the modern ones.
Sometime between 1790 and 1800, Goya painted “La maja” desnuda and it is believed it was commissioned by politician Manuel Godoy since he was the owner. Todays stamp from Spain depict “La Maja” that is considered to be “the first totally profane life-size female nude in Western art”