Francisco de Goya

Datos Generales
Cronología
1786 - 1787
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
276 x 641 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Documented work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
08 Dec 2009 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(P00794)
Historia

See The Flower Girls.

Análisis artístico

The tapestry of The Threshing Floor would have hung on the west wall of the room.

It was the largest painting that Goya was to paint in his lifetime, a scene composed of numerous figures each featuring an individual portrait, with its own expression. Goya painted the moment when the harvesters were resting, once again employing the pyramid composition learnt so well from Mengs. In this case his success in utilizing this shape is particularly worthy of note given the dimensions of the cartoon, which is long and narrow. In the background, the castle on the left serves as counterweight to the pile of wheat sheaves on the right hand-side, giving the scene a sense of stability and delimiting its space.

In this representation of summer, Goya distanced himself from the traditional iconography of the woman wearing a crown of wheat, and made the very original decision to instead depict country life and the moment of the harvest.

Exposiciones
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
Bibliografía
  • Xavier Desparmet Fitz-Gerald
    L'œuvre peint de Goya. 4 vols
    París
    1928-1950
    vol. I, p. 91, cat. 32
  • Valentín de Sambricio
    Tapices de Goya
    MadridPatrimonio Nacional
    1946
    pp. 141, 143, 249, cat. 41 y láms. 146-1
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 97, cat. 263
  • vol. I, pp. 268, 270, cat. 217
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 101, cat. 197
  • José Camón Aznar
    Francisco de Goya, 4 vols.
    ZaragozaCaja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
    1980-1982
    vol. II. p. 42 y p. 76 (il.)
  • José Manuel Arnáiz
    Francisco de Goya, cartones y tapices
    col. Col. Espasa Arte
    Espasa Calpe
    1987
    pp. 138, 147, 157, 287, cat. 45C; pp. 13
  • NORDSTRÖM, Folke
    Goya, Saturno y melancolía. Consideraciones sobre el arte de Goya
    MadridVisor
    1989
    pp. 49-55 y p. 53 (il.)
  • Janis A. Tomlinson
    Francisco de Goya. Los cartones para tapices y los comienzos de su carrera en la corte de Madrid
    col. Col. Ensayos de Arte Cátedra
    MadridCátedra
    1987
    pp. 214-216 y p. 215 (il.)
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    p. 165 (il.)
  • José Luis Sancho
    Salas del Palacio Real de El Pardo para las que se tejieron tapices sobre cartones de Francisco de Goya: identificación de las habitaciones y ajuste de las obras de Goya en los alzados de las paredes
    in HERRERO CARRETERO, Concha (curator, Tapices y cartones de Goya (catalogue of the exhibition organizated at the Palacio Real de Madrid, from may to june 1996)
    MadridPatrimonio Nacional, Goya 96, Lunwerg
    1996
    p. 165 (il.)
  • Goya en Madrid. Cartones para tapices 1775-1794
    MadridMuseo Nacional del Prado
    2014
    p. 263
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