Lads getting on with the job (1799) by Francisco Goya

Lads getting on with the job - Francisco Goya - 1799

Artwork Information

TitleLads getting on with the job
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Dimensions21.9 x 15.4 cm
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Lads getting on with the job

The artwork titled “Lads getting on with the job” is an etching on paper created by the masterful Francisco Goya in the year 1799. It is a fine example of the Romanticism art movement and measures 21.9 cm by 15.4 cm. Classified under the caricature genre, it is part of Goya’s renowned series “Los caprichos” and is currently held in a private collection.

In the artwork, Goya depicts a group of young men engaged diligently in labor. The etching showcases Goya’s ability to convey narrative and character through expression and body language. Each figure appears deeply invested in their task, illustrating the value and dignity found in the act of work. The etching technique used by Goya creates a rich texture and depth, directing the viewer’s focus on the interaction between the figures and the nuanced details that bring the scene to life. The dark tones and fluid lines are typical of Goya’s work from this period, a reflection of both his technical skill and his capacity to capture candid moments of human experience.

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