The exhibition at the Prado will show two paintings by Goya

The exhibition at the Prado will show two paintings by GoyaIn Madrid's Prado Museum opens April 15 largest in the last 12 years, the exhibition of works by Francisco Goya called "Goya and War".It will be presented two newly restored paintings "the Uprising in Puerto del Sol on may 2, 1808: battle with the Mamelukes and 3 may 1808: the execution of the rebels in Madrid, AFP reports.The exhibition is timed to the 200-year anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish war for independence from France 1808-1814 of years actually and a popular uprising against Napoleon's troops in Madrid in may 1808 in particular.Paintings by Goya, dedicated to the events of may 1808, were damaged during the evacuation of survivors of the bombing of Madrid during the civil war of 1936-39. The greatest damage was caused to the painting "the Battle with the Mamelukes", while "Execution of the rebels" received only minor damage. Both canvases painted by Goya in 1814, will be won for the first time after several months of restoration presented to the public at the exhibition "Goya and War".The exhibition, which runs until 13 July, includes nearly 200 works of Goya. Among them are such well-known paintings in the Museum, "Nude Maha" and "the Family of Charles IV". In addition, will feature works from private collections and foreign museums, and some of them never before exhibited in Spain.Previous such large-scale exhibition of art by Goya was held at the Prado in 1996.The Madrid uprising of 2 may 1808 marked the beginning of the Spanish-French war of 1808-1814. Napoleon in late 1807 or early 1808 introduced to Spain by the troops. In March 1808, a detachment of the Imperial guard led by Murat entered Madrid, after which the king of Spain, Charles IV abdicated in favor of his son Ferdinand VII. However, Napoleon did not recognize the new king and caused Charles IV and Ferdinand VII to France, ostensibly to settle the question of succession.In Madrid there was a rumor that Murat intends to export from Spain the last heir, Prince Francisco, and that was the reason for the revolt. On 2 may, the population of Madrid, armed with guns, knives and stones, and shouting, "death to the French!" objected to the 25-strong French garrison. The battle lasted all day on may 2 and in the night of may 3, after which the uprising was brutally suppressed. Goya witnessed these events and the ensuing repression and after the war, captured them in two of his famous paintings. Source: the exhibition At the Prado will show two paintings by Goya.



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