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 / 31 Jul 2017
Inventario
407 (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
    Paris
    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
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    pp.372-329, cat.1621
    1970
    Office du livre
  • Goya, 1746 – 1828. Biografía, estudio analítico y catálogo de sus pinturas, 4 vols.
    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p.381, cat.716
    1970
    Polígrafa
  • Goya's Black Paintings: Truth and Reason in Light and Liberty
    Priscilla E. Muller
    p 131-140
    1984
    Hispanic Society of America
  • Goya. 250 Aniversario
    Juan J. (comisario) Luna
    p.432-433
    1996
    Museo del Prado
  • Las pinturas negras de Goya, Alcobendas
    Valeriano Bozal
    p.95-98
    1997
    T.F. Editores
  • Las Pinturas Negras de Goya
    Paulina Junquera
    p.70
    2003
    Scala Publishers Ltd.
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