Four young women dressed as majas are holding a romper suit in a leafy landscape with a river running through it and a stone building in the background. The game, practised during popular festivals and a rite of farewell to bachelorhood, here symbolises the power of women over men, a general theme of this group and repeated in Goya’s work, with examples in the series of engravings of the Caprichos and the Disparates.
Project: 11. Science and culture as representation in Europe., 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Format: Oil on canvas (267 x 160 cm)
Source: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Museo del Prado (Madrid)
Abstract: In one of his most emblematic works, Goya depicts four young girls holding a romper suitImage