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The 96 Artworks of topic Executions and containing the word edouard manet, lithography, realism, royalty, warriors, events, executions, 1875



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Francisco De Goya - The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid)The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid)Francisco De Goya

This painting shows Napoleon’s attack on Spain in 1808. Prior to this, most paintings showed war as being a glorious thing. This painting shows it as being cruel and subhuman (see how the soldiers look mechanical whereas the ones being shot look full of life).

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Jean Léon Gérôme - Pollice Verso (aka Thumbs Down)Pollice Verso (aka Thumbs Down)Jean Léon Gérôme

Pollice Verso (Latin for 'with a turned thumb') is a painting by French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme from 1872 that depicts the famous Roman gesture aimed at the victorious gladiator. The triumphant murmillo receives a thumbs-down gesture from spectators in the Colosseum, including the Vestals, while the...