Francisco de Goya

Children Playing on a See-Saw (Niños jugando al balancín)

Children Playing on a See-Saw (Niños jugando al balancín)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1777 - 1785
Ubicación
Valencia Museum of Fine Arts, Valencia, Spain
Dimensiones
30.9 x 43.9 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Dr. Ignacio Tarazona Blanch Foundation
Ficha: realización/revisión
25 Apr 2010 / 28 Jun 2017
Inventario
73 en depósito
Historia

This work previously belonged to the Anne Maxwell Macdonald collection, in London.

Análisis artístico

A group of eleven children are playing and having fun in a number of different ways. Three of them are on a see-saw, one wearing the habit of a Franciscan monk. He is probably dressed that way because of a promise made by his mother, most likely after he was cured of an illness, perhaps something to do with his bandaged head. Four other children are fighting in the middle of the composition while, over on the left-hand side, two children in school uniforms are talking as they watch the proceedings. In the background, two more children are looking up at a monkey on a chain, which is sitting on top of a wall and attentively watching everything going on down below. It has been suggested that the inclusion of this animal in the painting has a moral or a humorous significance.

All of this is taking place in an outdoor setting, at the back of which we can make out some ruined buildings shrouded in a murky mist which becomes brighter in the centre of the canvas, perhaps in order to emphasize the central role played by the children.

There exists a copy of Children Playing on a See-Saw at the Santamarca Foundation, Madrid.

See Children Playing at Soldier.

 

 

Exposiciones
  • Goya nelle collezioni private di Spagne
    Villa Favorita
    Lugano
    1986
    consultant editor Marta Medina. From June 15th to October 15th 1986
  • Pintura Española del Siglo XVI al XIX. Pintura Española en el Museo San Pío V de
    Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
    Sapporo
    1991
    from June 5th to July 7th 1991. Exhibited also at Hakodate Museum of Art (Hakodate, Japan), from July 14th to August 18th 1991
  • El món de Goya y López en el Museo Sant Pius V
    Museo San Pio V
    Valencia
    1992
    consultant editor Rafael Gil Salinas. From March to May 1992
  • Arte y medio ambiente: recorrido a través de los clásicos
    Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia
    Valencia
    1996
    May - June 1996
  • Goya, un regard libre
    Palais de Beaux Arts
    Lille
    1998
    from December 12th 1998 to March 14th 1999. Exhibited also at The Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, April 17th 1999 to July 11th 1999, consultant editor Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée and Joseph J. Rishel in collaboration with Manuela B. Mena Marqués
  • Goya e Italia
    Museo de Zaragoza
    Zaragoza
    2008
    organized by the Fundación Goya en Aragóna, consultant editor Joan Sureda Pons. From June 1st to September 15th 2008
  • 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. 155
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 266, cat. 199
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • L’opera pittorica completa di Goya
    Rita de Angelis
    p. 97, cat. 131
    1974
    Rizzoli
  • Goya. Arte e condizione umana
    Alfredo de Paz
    p. 60, il.42
    1990
    Liguori editore
  • Goya y lo goyesco en la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano
    pp. 99-123
    2003
  • Goya e Italia, 2 vols.
    Joan (comisario) Sureda Pons
    p. 283, cat. 245
    2008
    Fundación Goya en Aragón y Turner
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