Sign in to favourite Sign in to add to album Geographical notes close Places are defined in terms of modern geography. Copyright Information close This artwork is in public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. If you are a copyright owner of this artwork, or his/hers legal representative, and you do not agree that this artwork is public domain, please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org WikiArt.org allows unlimited copying, distributing and displaying of the images of public domain artworks. 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 Alternative name: The Third of May 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 Famous works The Adoration of the Name of The Lord Francisco Goya · 1772 The Fight at the Venta Nueva Francisco Goya · 1777 Portrait of Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on horseback Francisco Goya · 1783 Summer, or The Harvest Francisco Goya · 1786 The Straw Manikin Francisco Goya · 1791 - 1792 Bad night Francisco Goya · 1799 Charles IV of Spain and his family Francisco Goya · 1800 Nude Maja Francisco Goya · 1800 The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid) Francisco Goya · 1814 The Madhouse Francisco Goya · 1812 - 1814 Saturn Devouring His Son Francisco Goya · 1819 - 1823 View all 389 artworks Related Artworks Octavius Caesar (Later the Emperor Augustus), and Cleopatra Anton Raphael Mengs The School of Athens (after Raphael) Anton Raphael Mengs Zapatista's Marching Jose Clemente Orozco The Abduction of Sabines Pablo Picasso The Abduction of Sabines Pablo Picasso The Abduction of Sabines Pablo Picasso Suicide of Lucretia Albrecht Durer Abduction Of A Woman (Rape Of The Sabine Women) Albrecht Durer Revolutionaries on the march Jose Clemente Orozco Prometheanist Jose Clemente Orozco Soldiers Jose Clemente Orozco Mexican soldiers Jose Clemente Orozco Musketeer with pipe Pablo Picasso Musketeer Pablo Picasso Way to Calvary Albrecht Durer Christ Before Caiaphas Albrecht Durer Christ Crowned With Thorns Albrecht Durer Bearing Of The Cross Albrecht Durer Christ Before Pilate Albrecht Durer Christ before Annas Albrecht Durer 1 Load more Advertisement.