Psychological Insights in Francisco de Goya's Art


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Who was Francisco Goya?

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1. What is one of the defining traits of Romanticism as an artistic movement?

2. What was 'The Disasters of War'?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Francisco de Goya spent his early years as a successful royal court painter focusing on portraits and commissions for the powerful and wealthy. But his later works shifted to darker subjects, the horror of the Napoleonic Wars, the frivolity of society, and his own struggles with depression and illness. This quiz/worksheet combo traces Goya's life and art as well as help you understand how his later works are believed to reflect his declining mental state.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Goya's early years as an artist
  • Goya's style of painting
  • The Disasters of War series
  • Goya's later paintings

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge of Goya to explain how his darker subjects are believed to reflect his emotional and mental state
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately define main ideas such as Romanticism and the Black Paintings
  • Making connections - examine the public and private factors that triggered a shift in Goya's art

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson Psychological Insights in Francisco de Goya's Art. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the progression of Goya's art
  • Know some of the factors that influenced Goya's darker work
  • Describe Goya's techniques and style
  • List some of Goya's major works
  • Understand the psychological state reflected in Goya's art