Fight with Cudgels (1820-23) by Francisco Goya

Fight with Cudgels - Francisco Goya - 1820 - 1823

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TitleFight with Cudgels
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Date1820 - 1823
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions123 x 266 cm
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationMuseo del Prado, Madrid
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About Fight with Cudgels

Fight With Cudgels is a painting from Francisco Goya’s Black Paintings series, which he painted directly onto the walls of his house between 1820 and 1823. The painting depicts a countryside scene where two men are fighting with cudgels. This artwork is notable for its use of light and shadow, which creates a dramatic effect.

Goya was a talented Spanish painter who was known for his liberal ideas and Francophile views. When he painted Fight With Cudgels, Spain was going through political turmoil as the liberals were fighting against the absolutists. Some art historians speculate that this painting reflects Goya’s political beliefs and could be seen as an allegory for the political situation in Spain at that time.

The painting is currently located in the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, where it can be appreciated by art enthusiasts from around the world. As one of the last Old Masters of painting, Goya’s artworks have stood the test of time and continue to inspire artists to this day.

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