Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Copyright Information close The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author's death. In other countries, legislation may differ. More… WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks solely. We use here Copyright term based on authors' deaths according to U.S. Copyright Law, that is 70 years. In other countries, the duration of copyright term may differ. Please check here copyright length according to your country's legislation before you consider reproducing images borrowed from Wikipaintings.org Artworks protected by copyright are supposed to be used only for contemplation. Images of that type of artworks are prohibited for copying, printing, or any kind of reproducing and communicating to public since these activities may be considered copyright infringement. Public domain ← → The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid) Francisco Goya Original Title: Ejecución de los Defensores de Madrid, 03 de mayo 1808 Date: 1814 Style: Romanticism Genre: history painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 345 x 266 cm Location: Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain Tags: military-and-soldiers, executions, historical-events, defense-of-Madrid Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Third_of_May_1808 File Source: commons.wikimedia.org Order an oil painting reproduction Ad Image dimension 750x572px, View all sizes This painting was commissioned by the provisional government of Spain, upon Goya’s suggestion, to commemorate the invasion of Spain by Napoleon’s troops in 1808. At the time it was painted, the painting was considered groundbreaking and revolutionary, as it presents the horrors of war that had heretofore not been openly illustrated. The painting focuses on one man, illuminated in white light in the middle of the painting, arms held out to the sides, facing a French firing squad. His slain companions litter the ground. It is thus considered one of the first pieces of modern art. This painting has influence a number of other artists, who have directly referenced the style and setting of the painting, including Edouard Manet and Pablo Picasso. Francisco Goya: Artworks by date LIST OF WORKS Featured works (11) All Artworks by Date 1→10 (389) All Artworks by Date 10→1 (389) All Artworks by Name (389) STYLES Romanticism (389) SERIES Disperate (13) Los caprichos (79) Proverbs (3) The Disasters of War (12) The black paintings (4) Album of Madrid (3) Tauromaquia (5) GENRES allegorical painting (5) battle painting (1) caricature (133) genre painting (86) history painting (7) mythological painting (10) nude painting (nu) (2) portrait (104) quadratura (1) religious painting (18) self-portrait (12) sketch and study (3) still life (6) Francisco Goya Featured works (11) All Artworks by Date 1→10 (389) All Artworks by Date 10→1 (389) All Artworks by Name (389) Romanticism (389) Disperate (13) Los caprichos (79) Proverbs (3) The Disasters of War (12) The black paintings (4) Album of Madrid (3) Tauromaquia (5) allegorical painting (5) battle painting (1) caricature (133) genre painting (86) history painting (7) mythological painting (10) nude painting (nu) (2) portrait (104) quadratura (1) religious painting (18) self-portrait (12) sketch and study (3) still life (6) Triple generation Francisco Goya The Sacrifice to Priapus Francisco Goya Birth of the Virgin Francisco Goya The Adoration of the Name of The Lord Francisco Goya The Burial of Christ Francisco Goya Self-portrait Francisco Goya The Quail Shoot Francisco Goya Picnic on the Banks of the Manzanares Francisco Goya Dance of the Majos at the Banks of Manzanares Francisco Goya The Fight at the Venta Nueva Francisco Goya The Maja and the Masked Men Francisco Goya The Parasol Francisco Goya The Blind Guitar Player Francisco Goya The Kite Francisco Goya Boys playing soldiers Francisco Goya The Crockery Vendor Francisco Goya The Fair at Madrid Francisco Goya The Swing Francisco Goya Crucified Christ Francisco Goya Fight with a young bull Francisco Goya 1 2 3 4 5 6 Load more Advertisement.