Skip to comments.Saturn Devouring His Son - famous painting by Goya
Posted on 11/27/2011 7:47:44 PM PST by EveningStar
"Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (in the title Romanised to Saturn), who, fearing that he would be overthrown by his children, ate each one upon their birth."
My wife and I saw the real canvas transfer of the painting by Goya (1746-1828) in the Museo del Prado in Madrid several years ago.
I do know how to hotlink graphics, however this painting is highly disturbing, and possibly the product of a disturbed mind.
Click the reference links below to view the painting and read about it.
This is not for everyone. Discretionary viewer participation is recommended.
Wikipedia (additional links here)
The Black Paintings: Saturn
ping to self
It is bizarre, I agree.
You know SOMEONE will be posting the graphic up, but I agree with your reasoning not to.
I wouldn’t say disturbed, as much as it it simply honest.
That is what the mythos teach, that being Chronos or Saturn ate his children to prevent them from overthrowing him.
The reality is probably different, such as Saturn throwing his children into some deep dungeon aeons ago.
cannibalism is a lovely thing.... heh
It’s a metaphor obviously. Like how a tyrant kills the opposition to keep their throne.
Check the “Background” section of the Wikipedia article.
I remember this painting from Art History in college long time ago.
Look up some of Goya’s Disasters of War etchings. Several of the soldiers depicted look a lot like Saturn in this. Specifically one with a Russian type hat (I assume it is a French soldier considering what was going on then).
“Old Men Eating” is somewhat sick as well. Actually all labeled “Dark Paintings” make me thankful Goya isn’t living next door.
I don’t think he was insane, per se.
Moody, definite, but still in control of his senses.
I cannot believe I spelled grotesgue right...it passed spell check...:O)
You spelled it right the first time anyways. Even the description sounds gross.
OOPs every time I try to pat my self on the back I get a cramp in my arm....didn’t spell check the second remark...now I am sad.....:O( gg
Are you an Islamaphobe, EveningStar?
Not to mention the absinthe he drank by the gallon.
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