You’ll see later (c.1816 – c.1820) by Francisco Goya

You'll see later - Francisco Goya - c.1816 - c.1820

Artwork Information

TitleYou'll see later
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Datec.1816 - c.1820
Dimensions26.6 x 18.7 cm
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York City, NY, US

About You'll see later

The artwork entitled “You’ll see later” is a creation of the revered artist Francisco Goya, dating from approximately 1816 to 1820. This illustration, executed using ink on paper, is an example of the Romanticism movement and falls within the caricature genre. The artwork measures 26.6 by 18.7 centimeters and is housed in the esteemed Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) located in New York City, NY, US.

The artwork depicts a dramatically lit scene of two figures in a dynamic and somewhat enigmatic interaction. The figure on the left appears to be a woman, dressed in traditional clothing with her head covered, reaching out to the figure on the right. The second figure seems to be a man, caught in a rather grotesque or exaggerated gesture, his face contorted possibly in surprise or pain, with one hand near his face and the other raised as if to defend or strike. The style is expressive, with strong chiaroscuro emphasizing the physical and emotional tension between the characters. The rough and hurried strokes convey a sense of immediacy and intense emotion, consistent with the Romantic pursuit of expressing a deeper psychological or emotional truth. The monochromatic palette contributes to the drama and supports an interpretation that focuses on the theatricality of human expressions and social interaction, a common theme in Goya’s caricatures which often satirize the society of his time.

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