Young People Laughing (1819 – 1823) by Francisco Goya

Young People Laughing - Francisco Goya - 1819 - 1823

Artwork Information

TitleYoung People Laughing
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Date1819 - 1823
Mediumoil,canvas
Dimensions125 x 65.5 cm
Art MovementRomanticism
Current LocationMuseo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
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About Young People Laughing

The artwork titled “Young People Laughing” is an oil on canvas painting by Francisco Goya, created between 1819 and 1823. As a piece from the Romanticism movement, it measures 125 cm in height and 65.5 cm in width. It is a genre painting, and its current location is the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Spain.

In the artwork, there are three figures that appear to be engaged in a moment of mirth or laughter. The dark, earthy tones and the use of chiaroscuro imbue the scene with a sense of depth and drama characteristic of the Romantic period, which often emphasized emotion and individual experience. The figures are closely grouped together, and their expressions suggest a shared jest or amusement. The figures are dressed in what seems to be informal, everyday clothing of the time. The brushwork is confident and energetic, contributing to the dynamic and almost candid quality of the depiction.

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