Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Saturn devouring one of his sons

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

This disturbing painting is one of the fourteen known as the "black paintings" with which Goya decorated the dining an living rooms of his home, called the "Quinta del Sordo", which he bought in 1819 on the banks of Madrid's Manzanares river. Seventy years after they were painted, the house's owner decided to have them taken down and transferred to canvas given their deteriorated condition. Saturn Devouring one of his Sons" was one of the six works decorating the dining room. It depicts a mythological theme- about the god Saturn or Cronos- acting as an allegorical representation of time. The god devoured, as time does to all that it creates, the children born to his wife Cibele: he feared that one would dethrone him.

Keywords

Madrid, Spain, Spain, Style: Spanish Rococo Era/Romantic, School: Rococo/Romantic, Movement: Rococo/Romanticism, Spanish, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Spanish Rococo Era/Romantic; School: Rococo/Romantic; Movement: Rococo/Romanticism; Spanish; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Madrid, Spain; Spain

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NSF0160

Saturn devouring one of his sons

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