Los Fusilamientos del 3 de Mayo
(The shootings of May 3rd)

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This was painted in 1814 by Goya to depicted the execution of Spanish citizens by the French after the uprising of May 2, 1808.  It was said that Goya did not paint this picture necessarily as a patriotic gesture, but rather to demonstrate the horror and brutality of man.  "Both the night and symmetrical composition of the subjects emphasize the drama: those being shot with their faces looking ahead, filled with feeling, and the soldiers from behind, depicting evil's machines." (Spanisharts.com)

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