Francisco de Goya

Half-Submerged Dog (Perro semihundido)

Clasificación
Half-Submerged Dog (Perro semihundido)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1820 - 1823
Ubicación
The Prado National Museum. Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Dimensiones
131 x 79 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil painting on plaster transferred to canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
El Prado National Museum
Ficha: realización/revisión
01 Nov 2010 / 14 Apr 2021
Inventario
(P00767)
Historia

SeeLeocadia.

Análisis artístico

This work was located on the right of the door leading to the room. It shows a dog's head set in a landscape similar to the others painted in the room.

The background is a large patch of colour that seems to represent a bleak empty space, although the deterioration of the painting may well have led to the loss of some figurative elements, a fact that makes it difficult to provide a clear interpretation of the scene. By any account, this is a very enigmatic work.

The dog is looking upwards at someone or something outside of the composition. The discovery of a photographic negative taken by Laurent allowed Arnaiz to confirm that the dog is looking at two birds flying in the sky which had disappeared from the painting when it was transferred from the wall to canvas.

The artist has skilfully rendered the dog with just a few brushstrokes, standing out from the rest of the painting.

Exposiciones
  • Pinturas Negras en la Exposición Universal de París
    Palacio del Trocadero
    París
    1878
    from may 20th to November 10th 1878
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Museo Nacional del Prado
    Madrid
    1996
    consultant editor Juan J. Luna. From March 29th to June 2nd 1996
Bibliografía
  • GASSIER, Pierre y WILSON, Juliet
    Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    ParísOffice du livre
    1970
    pp.372-329, cat.1621
  • vol. I, p.381, cat.716
  • Priscilla E. Muller
    Goya's Black Paintings: Truth and Reason in Light and Liberty
    New YorkHispanic Society of America
    1984
    p 131-140
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    MadridMuseo del Prado
    1996
    p.432-433
  • Valeriano Bozal
    Las pinturas negras de Goya, Alcobendas
    T.F. Editores
    1997
    p.95-98
  • Paulina Junquera
    Las Pinturas Negras de Goya
    LondonScala Publishers Ltd.
    2003
    p.70
Enlaces externos
Volver
Usamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar su navegación. Si continua navegando consideramos que acepta el uso de cookies.