Woman Hitting Another Woman with a Shoe (c.1812 – c.1823) by Francisco Goya

Woman Hitting Another Woman with a Shoe - Francisco Goya - c.1812 - c.1823

Artwork Information

TitleWoman Hitting Another Woman with a Shoe
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Datec.1812 - c.1823
Mediumwash,paper
Dimensions20.5 x 14.1 cm
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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About Woman Hitting Another Woman with a Shoe

The artwork “Woman Hitting Another Woman with a Shoe” is a creation of Francisco Goya, dating back to the period between circa 1812 and circa 1823. This piece, executed in a wash on paper technique, is part of the Romanticism movement and falls under the genre of caricature. Measuring 20.5 x 14.1 cm, this artwork finds its residence at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The artwork portrays a dynamic and rather intense scene where one woman appears to be striking another woman with a shoe. The figures are depicted with brisk, energetic strokes, conveying a sense of movement and immediate action. The characters are entangled in a physical confrontation, devoid of any background details, which focuses the viewer’s attention solely on the interaction between them. The expressive nature of the drawing, with exaggerated features and gestures typical of caricature, emphasizes the dramatic and emotional content of the scene. The use of light and shadow adds depth to the image, highlighting the forms and enhancing the overall impression of turmoil and aggression present in the artwork. Goya’s mastery of capturing human expressions and emotions is evident in this spontaneous and powerful representation of a moment of conflict.

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