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The Apostle Santiago and his disciples adoring the Virgen del Pilar

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Paint The Apostle Santiago and his disciples adoring the Virgen del Pilar, attributed to Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, is one of the hundreds of religious paintings on this subject attributed to the painter. 

It stands out from the other versions undertaken by Goya in the 1770s for its expressive force, the size of the characters, larger than that of other devotional works, restraint and compositional syncretism, as well as its bright colors and marked light contrasts.

Taking into account the relevance of the author, the high quality of the painting and the few examples known today of Goya's religious production painted on easel in that period; as well as the excellent state of conservation of the work, the painting has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, by Decree 2/2023.

The Apostle Santiago and his disciples adoring the Virgen del Pilar