Francisco de Goya

Tauromaquia

(SOLD OUT EDITION)

In full maturity, a genius disappointed with the situation of the time, breaks with court painting and turns to seek new graphic languages to expand and explore his faculties. This introspective stage of the painter will be reflected in several series of prints, including those of bullfighting.

Artika and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando have produced a limited and numbered edition of 998 copies, with a facsimile reproduction of the 40 prints by Francisco de Goya that make up the Tauromaquia, based on a first edition kept at the Calcografía Nacional. 

The prints masterfully capture the rite of bullfighting, with strokes full of strength and character. They are presented protected in a folder made following the original one with which Goya himself bound the first edition of Tauromaquia.

A large format volume shows us a detailed study of the prints and brings us closer to the life and work of the painter, to the history of his Tauromaquia and to his way of working as an engraver, through Goya’s great specialists.

«El Arte de Torear, bound in red, gathers texts on the art of bullfighting by authors contemporary to the artist. As a present, it includes an engraver's burin, like the one used by the artist.»

In keeping with the importance and value of the work, it is presented in a handcrafted case specially designed with the signature of the engraver Goya, with an original copper clasp, emulating the plates used in this art, with the title of the work engraved, which is a tribute to the figure of a great master.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

CASE

  • Case with front opening window
  • Entirely hand handled
  • Lined in black shiny cotton fabric
  • Stamped with the painter’s enlarged signature on the upper part
  • Closure by magnet
  • Copper plate engraved with the name of the painting
  • Format: 58,5 x 44,5 cm.

PROTECTIVE FOLDER

  • Reproduction of the original at a larger size
  • Red lining according to the current state of the original
  • Red leather spine
  • Creases on spine as in the original
  • Dry stamping on cover
  • Contains all 40 printed images
  • Size: 57,4 x 42,2 cm

FACSIMILE REPRODUCTIONS

  • Facsimile reproduction of 40 prints: 33 numbered corresponding to the first edition and 7 from A to G reproducing the last print made by the Calcografía Nacional.
  • Paper format: 52 x 39 cm
  • Printed in 4 direct inks
  • Fedrigoni Old Milde cotton paper, 145 gr.
  • Facsimile reproduction of the prints.
  • Stamp of Calcografía Nacional (CN)
  • Protection of each printed image with separating paper
  • Includes reproduction of the original index

TAIROMAQUIA

  • Number of pages: 384
  • Semi-matte coated paper of 135 gr.
  • Bound in black glossy cotton cloth
  • Reading tape
  • Compilation of prints, plates and drawings
  • Research and popularization texts
  • Enlargement of details
  • Size: 29,7 x 29,7 cm

EL ARTE DE TOREAR

  • Pages: 272
  • 135 gr cotton paper
  • Printed in 2 colors – black and burgundy
  • Bound in red paper with red leather cover and red leather spine
  • Reading ribbon
  • Format: 14,4 x 20,5 cm.

BURIN

  • Engraver’s burin
  • Reproduction of the period

PRODUCTION PROCESS

From a photographic process, the originals are digitized, rectifying the line, color and glaze of the prints.

The stochastic screening allows for a faithful reproduction. Experts review and correct with the help of technicians from Calcografía Nacional.

The protective folder has been lined with red paper and leather. On the spine, the ornamental indentations have been marked by hand.

Specialists verify the final quality of the engravings, discarding those that do not meet the required standards.

In order to ensure their durability, top quality materials are used in the binding and in the production of the case.

The expert works expertly to reduce the edges of the leather with which one of the books will be bound.

The most advanced technology is used in the production of the work, while the craftsman pays the utmost attention to detail.

The case, handmade in cardboard and black cloth, has a bronze plaque on the front with the name of the work.

Francisco de Goya

Francisco de Goya

(1746-1828) Precursor of the pictorial avant-garde of the 20th century, the great Spanish painter and engraver marked the beginning of contemporary painting, anticipating every pictorial movement that would later appear in Europe; that is why he is considered one of the great masters of the history of art.

Goya’s work is a spectacular way to contemplate the evolution, epochs and characteristics of the life and history of Spain. In his last stage, Goya adopted a sullen and solitary attitude, but he created the best of his production, such as the visionary Black Paintings.

About the artist

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