Turbulent Times and Modern Art

This 3-hour Master Class analyzes the artistic production and personality of one of the most influential Spanish painters, Francisco de Goya (1746-1828).

Our itinerary starts at the Royal Academy of Arts (Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando), which will help us contextualize Goya's style and career within that prestigious institution. We will have the opportunity to examine some paintings by Goya, as well as a selection of the original etching plates he produced and which are on display at the Calcografía Nacional.

From the Royal Academy, we will head to the Prado Museum, which holds the most important body of works by the artist: from his earlier designs for the Royal Family to his dark and haunting Black Paintings. We will discuss the development and the main events of the War of Independence against the Napoleonic troops, and which Goya depicted so vividly in his canvases and etchings.

The subjects portrayed by Goya are intrinsically linked to his life in Madrid as a court artist and as a direct witness of the popular uprising against the French in 1808. This Master Class provides you with the insight into the turbulent life and times of Goya, as well as the pervading influence he holds upon Modern and Contemporary Art.

Length: 3 hours. Maximum group size: 6 people.


Group prices
Please note that we run our tours even if there is just one person signed up, so there is no minimum number of participants.  Standard price for up to 3 people in the group is 70 euros per adult and decrease according to the number of people booking the tour (see discounts for students, seniors or children): 
70 euros for adults
60 euros for students or senior citizens (over 65 years)
50 euros for children aged between 14 and 18*
Booking 4 people: 60 euros per adult
Booking 5 people: 55 euros per adult
Booking 6 to 8 people: 50 euros per adult

Private tour prices
If you would like a guaranteed private tour, a supplement of 50 euros will be added to the total price.  
For example, the cost for a private tour for 1 adult will be 70 plus 50 euros =120 euros, and a private tour for 2 people will be 140 plus 50 euros = 190 euros. 

Family Special offer
For family units of up to 6 members, including 2 or more children: 220 euros flat fee per family. This is a guaranteed private tour. 

* Please note that this tour is not recommended for children under 14.

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando: 8 euros per adult - not included in the price.
Prado tickets: 15 euros per adult- not included in the price.

Please bring a photocopy of your passport to qualify for a reduced entrance fee to the museums (over 65 years old, children under 18 or students under 26 with a valid University or College ID).

No hidden charges: 21% VAT included in our prices.

Available days and starting times:
Please note that advance booking is required and that although we are flexible and can often accommodate last-minute bookings, it is best to book early to avoid disappointment. These are our suggested days and times:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: starting at 10:00.

Please note that due to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes’ opening times:
This tour does not run on Mondays.
This tour does not run in the afternoons.

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