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The Colossus


"The Colossus", is known in Spanish as El coloso and also El gigante, El pánico and La tormenta. It is a painting traditionally attributed to Francisco de Goya that shows a giant in the centre of the canvas walking towards the left hand side of the picture. Mountains obscure his legs up to his thighs and clouds surround his body; the giant appears to be adopting an aggressive posture as he is holding one of his fists up at shoulder height. A dark valley containing a crowd of people and herds of cattle fleeing in all directions occupies the lower third of the painting.

  • also known as El Coloso, The Giant, El gigante, El pánico, The Panic, La tormenta, The Storm
  • begun in and completed in (203 years ago)
  • media: oil paint
  • artists: Francisco Goya & Asensio Juliá
  • genre: History painting


  1. "The colossus" a.k.a. "The Colossus and Other Poems" is American poet Sylvia Plath's first volume of poetry.
  2. "The Colossus" is a book by Morley Roberts.
    • genre: Fiction
  3. "The colossus" is a book by Opie Read.
  4. "The colossus" is a book by Edgar Wallace.


  1. "The Colossus" is the fourth full-length studio album by RJD2. It was released on January 19, 2010 on his own label RJ's Electrical Connections.
  2. "The Colossus" is a musical album of Chack Mazius.
  3. "The Colossus" is a musical album of Cairo Knife Fight.
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Google previewSylvia Plath (2013)

by Linda Wagner-Martin

The Colossus is a volume that those who care for literature will wish to buy, and return to from time to time for that deepening acquaintance which is one of the rewards of the truest poetry. It established Miss Plath among the best of the poets ...

Google previewChildren Encyclopedia

by BPI

Built at the entrance to the harbour of the Mediterranean island of Rhodes in Greece, the Colossus was the tallest statue of the ancient world. The statue of Colossus was built in honour of the Sun God Helios, after the island of Rhodes survived ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Feminist Literature (2009)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

the subject of Percy Bysshe Shelley's antiheroic poem “Ozymandias,” the sonnet contrasts a triumphant Lady Liberty with one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Colossus at Rhodes, a nude male monolith of the Sun god Helios.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

color W: Jerome Courtland, Lisa Gastoni Minor adventure-thriller: Barbarian hordes threaten, hero aids king The Colossus of New York 1958. (USA). Para. b&w. 70 mins. W: Mala Powers, John Baragrey, Charles Herbert, Otto Kruger, ...

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To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself. (Henry Miller)
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