Third of May by Francisco de Goya

Goya's Third of May was painted in 1814, some six years after the historic moment which was captured forever in the work of Goya. The Museo del Prado, Madrid now displays the classic original painting though many like to buy reproductions of it for their own homes as framed art prints. If you would like to do the same, please use the links below that accompany each picture of the Third of May painting. You can buy other Goya prints at Goyaprints.org.

Francisco de Goya is seen as an artist who bridged the old and new with his skillful romanticist paintings. The career highlights for Goya included Third of May, Second of May, Disasters of War, Sleep of Reason, Nude and Clothed Maja, Witches Sabbath and Dog. These and other paintings from the Spanish artist are included throughout this website along with more information on his life and career.

Goya Third of May

Third of May Painting by Francisco de Goya

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The Third of May is an honest and accurate depiction of the great horrors of war, a topic which many artists over the centuries have be drawn to, with Picasso's Guernica another memorable contribution. In previous art history all war based scenes had been depicting honour and glory rather than the negative realities that so many people have experienced all over the world.

3rd of May has been classified by many art academics as a revolutionary piece of art work in many different ways, such as both the content of the painting itself but also the way in which the painter artistically creates it. The paintings entitled the 2nd and 3rd of May cover crucial moments within the Spanish uprising against the occupying French of around that same time. You can also buy Goya paintings here.

3rd of May 1808 Painting

3rd of May 1808 Painting by Francisco de Goya

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Francesco de Goya was a passionate Spaniard and once the French invaders had been sent away he immediately went about depicting crucial moments from the Spanish uprising within his art. There was a huge passion for the artist to represent this time within Spanish art and so it cannot be surprising that these were amongst his finest works from a long and distinguished career.

Interestingly, Goya was unsuccessful with his application to join the Royal Academy of Fine Art in 1763 and 1766 when a young Francesco still had a lot to learn. His true success was to arrive some years later after he had further developed as an artist and fully establish his reputation. Despite failing to get into the Royal Academy of Fine Art at that time, Goya was not detered and continued to study the skills that he required to find his full potential.

More Francisco de Goya Paintings

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Paintings by Francisco de Goya

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Goya paintings remain much loved today by a broad art public and his career is studied in great detail with many going much further beyond just his main works.

Disasters of War Goya

Disasters of War Giclee Print by Francisco de Goya

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Sleep of Reason Goya

Sleep of Reason Print by Francisco de Goya

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Nude Maja Goya

Nude Maja Print by Francisco de Goya

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Colossus Goya

Colossus Print by Francisco de Goya

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Dog Goya

Dog Print by Francisco de Goya

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Witches Sabbath Goya

Witches Sabbath Print by Francisco de Goya

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Duchess of Alba Goya

Duchess of Alba Print by Francisco de Goya

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List of Famous Francisco de Goya Paintings

The list of works by Goya is almost endless and far beyond just those included in this website. See below for a longer list of the key paintings to have come from Francisco de Goya.

List of Famous Spanish Artists

Goya was just one of many exceptional artists to have a close link to Spain and see below for a brief list of the finest painters to have come from Spain.

Francisco de Goya Pictures

To add more interest beyond the images of Goya's paintings discussed within this website, we include further Goya pictures below of other notable sketches, drawings and oil paintings produced by the artist.

Saturn Devouring One of His Children Goya

Saturn Devouring One of His Children by Goya

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Second of May Goya

Second of May by Goya

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Bullfighting Goya

Bullfighting by Goya

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Goya Sketches

Goya Sketches

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Black Paintings Goya

Black Paintings by Goya

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Goya Balloon Drawing

Balloon Drawing by Goya

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Fantastic Vision Goya

Fantastic Vision by Goya

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Execution Goya

Execution by Goya

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Clothed Maja Goya

Clothed Maja by Goya

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Court of the Inquisition Goya

Court of the Inquisition by Goya

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