Film Analysis Of Goya In Bordeaux, By Carlos Saura

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Goya in Bordeaux is a Spanish historical drama film by Carlos Saura that revolves around the life of the Spanish romantic painter and printmaker artist, Francisco Goya. The movie took place in Spain in 1999. The film mainly focuses on how the artist spent the last few years of his life in a voluntary exile in Bordeaux, France with his wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario between the years 1746-1828. The artist had a reputation for being a liberal, who couldn’t stand the corrupt regime of Ferdinand VII. The film shows a lot of flashbacks of the artist’s life while having a conversation with his daughter that showed the main highlights that occurred during his lifetime as an artist, particularly his discovery of the ways in which he wanted…show more content…
This was the scene where he was painting one of his ‘black paintings’ on the walls of his house and saw what looked like zombies, coming out of the walls trying to attack the artist. Those were the paintings in which his wife Leocadia would look at and ask why he wouldn’t paint something more ‘happy’. He was unable to do so since he was compelled to record the atrocities of war in hopes of evoking in viewers a bit of compassion for those who have suffered and experienced being brutalized by other people which were the commands of Ferdinand VII. In the end, the movie ends just the way it started, with death. What is important here is that the director was trying to show us how Goya was suffering most of his life because of how the love of his life, the duchess had died suddenly because she was poisoned by the envious Queen and Royal Secretary, which is why we keep seeing her spirit. Also, how the amount of suffering people had to endure from Ferdinand VII and his soldiers had such a strong influence on his paintings to the point where he started to paint horrifying paintings in order to make sure that the viewer’s knew what these innocent people went

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