Colossus (Panic), Francisco de Goya

Description of the picture:

The Giant (Panic) – Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. 1810-1825. Canvas, oil. 116×105

   In the painting “Colossus” Goya (1746-1828) made an allegory for the war that began in one thousand eight hundred and eight with France. Society was scared of bloodshed. In the center of the composition is a large-sized figure, fiercely clenching his fists. This giant, destroying everything in its own way, personifies the ruthlessness of war, bringing ruin and destruction. The appearance of the Giant, walking through the lands, touching the black skies, causes a general panic. The sight of the ravaged and burned by the French troops Zaragoza, the artist’s hometown, amazed the painter."