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Encyclopedia > The Third of May 1808
The Third of May 1808
Francisco Goya, 1814-15
Oil on canvas
266 × 345 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The Third of May 1808: The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid is a 1814 oil painting by the Spanish painter Francisco Goya. It depicts a scene from the Spanish war of liberation when many innocent citizens were shot by Napoleon's troops. The painting measures 3.45 by 2.66 meters, was completed in 1814 and is on display in Museo del Prado, in Madrid. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2024x1551, 206 KB) Description: Title: de: Erschießung der Aufständischen am 3. ... Goyas self-portrait Goya redirects here. ... Mona Lisa, Oil on wood panel painting by Leonardo da Vinci La donna velata, painted in 1516, Oil on wood panel painting by Raphael Oil painting is done on surfaces with pigments that are ground and mixed into a medium of oil — especially in early modern Europe, linseed oil. ... The Museo del Prado is a famous museum and art gallery located in Madrid, Spain. ... Location Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Madrid) Website http://www. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Mona Lisa, Oil on wood panel painting by Leonardo da Vinci La donna velata, painted in 1516, Oil on wood panel painting by Raphael Oil painting is done on surfaces with pigments that are ground and mixed into a medium of oil — especially in early modern Europe, linseed oil. ... Goyas self-portrait Goya redirects here. ... Combatants Spain United Kingdom Portugal French Empire The Peninsular War was a major conflict during the Napoleonic Wars, fought on the Iberian Peninsula by an alliance of Spain, Portugal, and Britain against the Napoleonic French Empire. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... The Museo del Prado is a famous museum and art gallery located in Madrid, Spain. ... Location Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Madrid) Website http://www. ...


The picture was painted by order of the King together with The Second of May 1808 (also known as The Charge of the Mamelukes) to enable Madrid’s people to stand against the forces of Napoleon. They may have been made from sketches drawn by witnesses at the shootings. The Second of May 1808: The Charge of the Mamelukes The Second of May 1808, also known as The Charge of the Mamelukes, was the first in two paintings painted by Spaniard Francisco Goya, the second being the Third of May 1808. ... The Second of May 1808: The Charge of the Mamelukes The Second of May 1808, also known as The Charge of the Mamelukes, was the first in two paintings painted by Spaniard Francisco Goya, the second being the Third of May 1808. ...


Both the night and symmetrical composition of the subjects stress the drama: those being shot with their faces looking ahead, filled with feeling, and the soldiers from behind, depicting evil's machinery. The positioning of the soldiers and the man with arms upraised is a concious reversal of the poses of the main characters in Jaques-Louis David's Oath of the Horatii. The white of the victim's shirt represents the innocence and purity of the some 5,000 Spanish civilians who were executed between May 2 and May 3. The scene makes this canvas one of the most dramatic and visually impressive paintings ever made. Self portrait of Jacques-Louis David (1794) Jacques-Louis David (August 30, 1748 – December 29, 1825) was a highly influential French painter in the Neoclassical style. ... Oath of the Horatii (1784) is a painting by Jacques-Louis David, painted before the French Revolution, depicting the Roman salute. ...


Its influence on later war painters is extensive, most famously Picasso's Guernica. A young Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, formally Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973) was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art. ... Guernica is one of the most famous paintings by Pablo Picasso, depicting the consequences of the bombing of Guernica. ...


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