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The Third of May 1808, Goya, 1814

18 apr 2024 7:33 pm


Experience the poignant narrative of "The Third of May 1808 in Madrid," a masterpiece by Francisco Goya, now showcased in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Created in 1814, this painting immortalizes the spirit of Spanish resistance against Napoleon's forces during the Peninsular War. Commissioned by Spain's provisional government, Goya's work, alongside its counterpart "The Second of May 1808," captures a pivotal moment in history.

Goya's depiction transcends conventional art, evoking the raw emotion and brutality of warfare. Its revolutionary style and subject matter mark a departure from traditional norms, earning it a distinguished place in the annals of modern art. Renowned art historian Kenneth Clark hailed it as "the first great picture which can be called revolutionary in every sense of the word."

"The Third of May 1808" continues to influence art and social movements, inspiring iconic symbols like Gerald Holtom's peace sign and notable works by artists such as Édouard Manet and Pablo Picasso.

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