Black Paintings Asmodea also called Asmodeus
Oil on gesso transferred to linen
123 cm x 165 cm
48 1/2" x 104 1/4"
Museo del Prado Madrid Spain
oil sketch below)
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its nightmare imagery, thyis is a radiantly beautiful painting.
It is infused with golden tones, interspersed with blue-silver,
and punctuated with two isolated areas of red. The massive rock
appears hazy and insubstantiated beside the solid mass of the
two figures flying by. It is not clear whether the two soldiers
are shooting at them or at the distant horsemen." Patricia
Wright , from her book Goya: Eyewitness Art, published
by Dorling Kindersley 1993, page 52.