Francisco de Goya

Children Playing at Bullfighting (Niños jugando a los toros)

Children Playing at Bullfighting (Niños jugando a los toros)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1777 - 1785
Ubicación
Linsday Fine Art Ltd., London, United Kingdom
Dimensiones
29 x 42 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Linsday Fine Art Ltd.
Ficha: realización/revisión
27 Apr 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Análisis artístico

In this scene of children at play we see a recreation of a bullfight, with some of the children playing toreros whilst others pretend to be picadors, mounted on horseback. In the centre of the composition, one of the boys is imitating the bull, using a basket complete with horns to attack one of the other children, who is lying on the ground. Goya has also included within the scene a boy dressed up as a monk, another participant in this improvised bullfight.

In this canvas, the Aragonese artist has created an intense interplay of light and shade, making use of the same arched structure which we can see in other paintings.

Camón Aznar points out the existence of another painting on exactly the same theme in a private collection in Madrid. Similarly, a copy of this canvas can be found in the Santamarca Foundation, also in Madrid.

For more information, see Children playing soldiers.

 

Exposiciones
  • Goya nelle collezioni private di Spagne
    Villa Favorita
    Lugano
    1986
    consultant editor Marta Medina. From June 15th to October 15th 1986
  • Goya: toros y toreros
    Espace Van Gogh
    Arles
    1990
    displayed also at Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid, consultant editor Pierre Gassier.
  • Goya et la modernité
    Pinacothèque de Paris
    París
    2013
    from October 11st 2013 to March 16th 2014
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    p. 90, cat. 159
  • vol. I, p. 266, cat. 207
  • ANGELIS, Rita de
    L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    MilanRizzoli
    1974
    p. 98, cat. 142
  • José Camón Aznar
    Nuevas aportaciones a la obra de Goya
    Goyanº 148-150
    Zaragoza
    1979
    p. 205
  • Alfredo de Paz
    Goya. Arte e condizione umana
    NaplesLiguori editore
    1990
    p. 60, il. 45
  • Pierre Gassier
    Goya, toros y toreros
    MadridMinisterio de Cultura, Comunidad de Madrid
    1990
    pp. 50 y 51 (il.), cat. 3
  • CANO CUESTA, Marina
    Goya en la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano
    MadridFundación Lázaro Galdiano
    1999
    p. 332, cat. 91
  • ÁGUEDA VILLAR, Mercedes (comisaria)
    Goya y lo goyesco en la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano
    SegoviaCaja Segovia
    2003
    pp. 99-123
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