The 2nd of May 1808 in Madrid, 1814 | Goya | Painting Reproduction
The 2nd of May 1808 in Madrid, 1814 | Goya | Painting Reproduction

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Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes - "The Second of May 1808 in Madrid" or "The Fight against the Mamelukes"

The scene represents the assault of the people of Madrid on Napoleon's Mameluke horsemen and dragoons.

In the ferocity of the mob there was a seeming renewal of Spain's historical conflict with the Moors, just as there would be again against the Moroccans 125 years after 1808. In the city square, amid clouds of smoke, the Madrid partisans attack the forces of repression without quarter; the latter desperately defend themselves against knives and daggers and point-blank gunshots.

The composition appears to begin outside the picture, to the left, and brakes and diverts to the right (interrupted here, too), utilizing the figures of the running horses, terrified by the wheeling sabres, and of the unhorsed Mameluke who is being stabbed.

The scene leaves aside any traditional composition and is presented as an immediate, momentary vision of a violent event, caught and stopped at a climactic instant. The truncated mode of composing the action became a tradition of its own, especially in the following century in France. The colour is contrasting, broken, often sketchy and spasmodic, in keeping with the general precipitous movement. The faces are summary and fugitive. The horses are massively built and accentuate with their heavy galloping forms the multiplication of converging movements which are directed towards the group under assault.

War aroused Goya's imagination and passionate feelings of humanity. Here he was fascinated by a vision of naked ferocity and produced one of the most burningly emotional works in the history of painting.
10th June 2016 3:56pm

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The 2nd of May 1808 in Madrid, 1814 by Goya

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Painting Title:

The 2nd of May 1808 in Madrid, 1814


Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)


Prado Museum Madrid Spain

Original Size:

268.5 x 347.5 cm


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