Self-portrait with Dr Arrieta (1820) by Francisco Goya

Self-portrait with Dr Arrieta - Francisco Goya - 1820

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TitleSelf-portrait with Dr Arrieta
ArtistFrancisco Goya
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions117 x 79 cm
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationMinneapolis Institute of Arts
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About Self-portrait with Dr Arrieta

Painted in 1820, Self-Portrait With Dr Arrieta is one of Francisco Goya’s last self-portraits. The painting shows Dr. Arrieta, Goya’s caregiver, nursing him back to health. Goya suffered from ill health in the later part of his life and eventually went deaf. Many scholars have seen religious themes in the painting due to the presence of a crucifix hanging above Goya’s bed.

Though there is some debate over the meaning behind certain elements in the painting’s iconography, it is widely believed that Self-Portrait With Dr Arrieta was painted as a gesture of gratitude towards Goya’s doctor for saving his life. This positive portrayal stands in contrast to Goya’s other works where he was often critical of the medical profession.

Notably, this painting can be found today at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and holds significance as an example of unconventional portraiture that reflects both artistry and empathy towards those who care for us during times of illness or distress.

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