Saturn devouring one of his sons

Citation
Saturn devouring one of his sons

Material Information

Title:
Saturn devouring one of his sons
Creator:
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828 ( Artist : painter )
Prado. ID=SMP
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Madrid, Spain
Spain
Style: Spanish Rococo Era/Romantic
School: Rococo/Romantic
Movement: Rococo/Romanticism
Spanish
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
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.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1819
General Note:
Completion Date: 1823
General Note:
Inventory: 763

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-NSF0160 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.nsf0160 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Saturn devouring one of his sons.
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Beginning Date: 1819
Completion Date: 1823
Inventory: 763
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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.
4 651
Madrid, Spain.
Spain.
653
Style: Spanish Rococo Era/Romantic.
School: Rococo/Romantic.
Movement: Rococo/Romanticism.
Spanish.
Painting;
655
Painting
2 710
Prado. ID=SMP
773
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
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Closeup; Saturn devouring one of his sons.


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