Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Art for Today

Saturn Devouring His Son- Francisco Goya, 1819-1823

Of course, the image of Cronus devouring his children in the last post is not as well-known as this horrifying painting by Francisco Goya. The assigned title is Saturn Devouring his Son, taking the Roman name. Goya painted it in the early 1820s. After having bought a house in Bordeaux, the painter, now in his 70s and distressed about mortality and civil strife in Spain, painted disturbing images all over the walls of the house. This was one. It has since been transferred to canvas.

1 comment:

Georgia said...

It will not succeed as a matter of fact, that is what I consider.