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The Naked Maja (1958)

Love takes precedence over art and politics as Spanish painter Goya pines for an aloof duchess.

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Francisco Jose de Goya
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Queen Maria Luisa
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Carlo Rizzo ...
Juanito
Audrey McDonald ...
Anita (as Audrey Macdonald)
Ivana Kislinger ...
Pepa
Renzo Cesana ...
Bayeu
Carlo Giustini ...
José
Carmen Mora ...
Prima Ballerina
Patrick Crean ...
Enrique (as Pat Crean)
Peter Meersman ...
Dr. Peral
John Karlsen ...
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Love takes precedence over art and politics as Spanish painter Goya pines for an aloof duchess.

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Now she is yours...the matchless...the shameless beauty who lives forever as The Naked Maja! See more »


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The Nude Maja was the first in a two painting series, the second of which was The Clothed Maja, respectively. It is said to be the first painting in which female pubic hair is visible, making it totally profane at the time. In 1813, the Spanish Inquisition confiscated both of the paintings as obscene, returning them to the Academy of Fine Arts in 1936, after Goya's death. See more »

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Featured in Kolossal - i magnifici Macisti (1977) See more »

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AVA GARDNER, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD !!!
3 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

A well narrated film in sensational technicolor, where Ava Gardner shows her charm as actress. Her famous legend in Spain is very adecuate for this film. An magnificent world with wine, bulls, spanish music and the fabulous pictures by Diego Velazquez, a great spanish painter whose picture named "the naked maja" builds a magic legend in Spain. Curious and excellent film. And an inmortal woman: Ava Gardner...


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