Not For Those (1812 – 1814) by Francisco Goya

Not For Those - Francisco Goya - 1812 - 1814

Artwork Information

TitleNot For Those
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Date1812 - 1814
Art MovementRomanticism

About Not For Those

The artwork titled “Not For Those” is a creation by the renowned artist Francisco Goya, produced between the years 1812 and 1814. It employs mediums such as aquatint, etching, and paper, and is part of the influential art movement known as Romanticism. This piece is categorized under the genre of caricature and is one of the series “The Disasters of War” by Goya, which provides a harrowing visual commentary on the Peninsular War.

The artwork features a scene of brutal conflict and suffering. In the foreground, a figure wielding what appears to be a sword dominates the composition. This character is aggressively engaging with a group of individuals, and the intense struggle is marked by expressions of fear and pain. The use of dark and light contrasts amplifies the sense of drama and chaos. The background is shrouded in darkness, with only vague forms suggesting an urban setting, which contributes to the ominous and oppressive atmosphere. The aquatint technique imbues the scene with a rich tonality, while the etching provides sharp detail, both working together to depict a powerful narrative of human anguish and the darker aspects of war.

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