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 / 28 Jun 2017
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
    Paris
    2013
    from October 11st 2013 to March 16th 2014
Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 90, cat. 159
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 266, cat. 207
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 98, cat. 142
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Nuevas aportaciones a la obra de Goya
    Goya
    José Camón Aznar
    p. 205
    nº 148-150
    1979
  • Goya. Arte e condizione umana
    Alfredo de Paz
    p. 60, il. 45
    1990
    Liguori editore
  • Goya, toros y toreros
    Pierre Gassier
    pp. 50 y 51 (il.), cat. 3
    1990
    Ministerio de Cultura, Comunidad de Madrid
  • Goya en la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano
    Mariana Cano Cuesta
    p. 332, cat. 91
    1999
    Fundación Lázaro Galdiano
  • Goya y lo goyesco en la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano
    pp. 99-123
    2003
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