Here neither (1812 – 1815) by Francisco Goya

Here neither - Francisco Goya - 1812 - 1815

Artwork Information

TitleHere neither
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Date1812 - 1815
Dimensions15.8 x 20.8 cm
Art MovementRomanticism

About Here neither

The artwork titled “Here neither” was created by Francisco Goya between 1812 and 1815. This piece, executed using aquatint and etching on paper, measures 15.8 cm by 20.8 cm. Goya, operating within the Romanticism art movement, produced this work as a caricature—characteristic of his expressive and emotionally charged style.

Upon examining the artwork, one is immediately struck by the stark contrast of light and dark tones typical of Goya’s etchings. At the center is a figure suspended, hanging lifelessly upside down from a tree with truncated limbs, which suggests a scene of violence or execution. To the right, in the foreground, reclines another figure, attired in what appears to be 18th-century clothing, including a hat suggestive of a military uniform. The individual is depicted as if leisurely witnessing the scene, imbued with a sense of indifference or contemplation. This juxtaposition evokes a powerful commentary on the human condition and the casual observation of suffering. The darkness of the scene, the lifeless hanging figure, and the poignant observer all work together to create an unsettling tableau that is open to interpretation, reflective of the turbulence and brutality of Goya’s own time.

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