Description of the picture:
Tableware Merchant – Francisco de Goya. 1779. Oil on canvas. Two hundred and fifty nine x two hundred and 20 cm
The painting was painted in an expressive manner appropriate for Goya and filled with characters. She has a difficult multi-faceted composition, which does not even allow to immediately catch the main motive of the image.
The first in the eyes is thrown a large carriage with liveried servants and a coachman. Brightly, even elaborately dressed page clings with all his might to the carriage belts. Inside you can see a young richly dressed aristocrat looking out the window.
Despite the fact that the canvas does not depict horses, the artist managed to convey an active, fast movement – it seems as if the carriage quickly flies past the viewer.
And only distracted from the passing carriage, you can discern other characters: the seller of dishes, who laid out their own product on the grass, ladies who choose products, who walked a caballero in a red outfit and a powdery wig, leaning on the shoulder of a servant in a cocked hat. It becomes clear that they are showing us the market – an everyday everyday scene filled with life.
Thanks to the skills of Goya, the canvas is filled with light and air, the colors look juicy and at the same time natural. Everything on her seems to live according to her own internal laws. This is a piece of time captured for centuries."