The period of Francisco de Goya’s early career was one of significant social and economic reforms in Spain under the Bourbon king, Charles III. Goya’s work in the Royal Tapestry Factory promoted the reforms of his patron by depicting romanticized visions of workers. Workers are portrayed as if their lives were now carefree, having been improved by King Charles III. As an artist with ambition, Goya worked to please his patrons. However, through his association with illustrados such as Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Goya became aware of criticisms of the exploitation of the peasantry in the economic system, and began to depict these ideas in his personal work. Social satire, including criticism of the aristocracy, became one of several perpetual themes seen in his notebooks as well as in one of his most famous works, Los Caprichos. Though he created picturesque scenes of workers for King Charles III, in his private work, Goya expressed the social criticisms of the Enlightenment.