Francisco de Goya

Rounds of Salmon (Ruedas de salmón)

Rounds of Salmon (Ruedas de salmón)
Datos Generales
Cronología
Ca. 1806 - 1812
Ubicación
Museum Oskar Reinhart, Winterthur, Switzerland
Dimensiones
45 x 62 cm
Técnica y soporte
Oil on canvas
Reconocimiento de la autoría de Goya
Undisputed work
Titular
Oskar Reinhart Foundation
Ficha: realización/revisión
25 Apr 2010 / 28 Jul 2017
Inventario
371 (1937.3)
Historia

For more information, see Pieces of Lamb.

The painting entitled Rounds of Salmon had a number of different owners before it was finally acquired by the Oskar Reinhart Foundation.

Análisis artístico

This is the most abstract of the paintings in the series of still lifes, and is also the most straightforward, stripped down of the works. In the centre of the picture, Goya has painted three slices of salmon, positioned in a seemingly improvised manner on a table laid with a white tablecloth. The artist has carefully captured the delicate white streaks in the salmon's flesh.

We can see how the scene grows gradually darker the further back we look, creating an atmosphere which is utterly devoid of any spatial reference.

A comparison can be drawn between this painting and the similarly themed work by Luis Egidio Meléndez, A Piece of

Salmon, a Lemon and three Vessels (Un trozo de salmón, un limón y tres vasijas) (1772, Prado Museum, Madrid), although this earlier work features a richer palette of colours as well as a greater variety of objects.

For more information, see Pieces of Lamb.

 

Bibliografía
  • Vie et ouvre de Francisco de Goya
    Juliet Wilson and Pierre Gassier
    p. 263, cat. 911
    1970
    Office du livre
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    José Gudiol
    vol. I, p. 353, cat. 595
    1970
    Polígrafa
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    Rita de Angelis
    p. 123, cat. 507
    1974
    Rizzoli
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    José Camón Aznar
    vol. III, p. 187
    1980-1982
    Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja
  • Goya. Arte e condizione umana
    Alfredo de Paz
    pp. 158-160, il. 140
    1990
    Liguori editore
  • El bodegón español de Velázquez a Goya
    Peter Cherry and William B. Jordan
    pp. 175, 176, 177, 180, 184 y 185 (il.)
    1995
    Ediciones El Viso
  • Goya en tiempos de guerra
    Manuela B. (comisaria) Mena Marqués
    pp. 244 (il.) y 247
    2008
    Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Los mundos de Goya (1746-1828)
    Joan Sureda Pons
    pp. 159-160
    2008
    Lunwerg
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