Daily Art – The Forge, Francisco Goya

Daily Artwork — “The Forge, Francisco Goya, c1812-c1816”

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c1812-c1816 — The Forge.  Oil paint on canvas. Romanticism style. Francisco Goya (1746-1828). Frick Collection, New York, NY, USA.

“Devoid of narrative, the painting is an almost photographic capture of a single moment. Set in an ambiguous space, it forms a study in grays, blues and black, punctuated by the blazing red of heated metal. The composition is balanced by the complementary gestures of the figures…The Forge emphasizes the muscularity of the men, who are rendered as classically heroic with thick, strong arms and heavy masculine backs.” (Wikipedia)

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