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Keywords : French, Painting, arms raised, blood, death, fear, resistance, revolt, soldier, tragedy, violence, war
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Tres de mayo

Tres de mayo (full name in Spanish: El tres de mayo de 1808 en Madrid, or "The Third of May 1808 in Madrid") is a famous painting by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya. Painted in 1814 and housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid, the painting is also known as The Shootings of 3 May or Los fusilamientos de la montaña del Príncipe Pío in Spanish. This painting is a direct continuation of the events described in Dos de mayo. On the night of 2 to 3 May 1808, French soldiers - in reprisal for the revolt of 2 May - executed the Spanish fighters taken prisoner during the battle. Dos de mayo and Tres de mayo were both commissioned by the Spanish provisional government at Goya's suggestion. The subject of the painting, its presentation and the emotion it evokes make it one of the best-known representations of the horrors of war. Although partly inspired by earlier works of art, Tres de mayo marks a break with the conventions of the time. It diverges from the traditional depictions of war in Western art, and is recognised as one of the first paintings of the modern era. According to art historian Kenneth Clark, Tres de Mayo is "the first great painting that can be described as revolutionary in every sense of the word: in style, subject and intention". "On 2 May 1808, Joachim Murat, head of Napoleon's armies in Spain, wrote: "The people of Madrid, deceived, have allowed themselves to be led into revolt and murder. He continued: "French blood has been shed. It demands to be avenged". [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the romanticism style.


« Tres de mayo » is kept at Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.


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