Rubens' painting, also held at the Museo del Prado, is a brighter, more conventional treatment of the myth: his Saturn exhibits less of the ferocity portrayed in Goya's rendition. Goya had a house called as the Villa of the Deaf Man, in which he painted 14 works. The painting shows that it was done under the influence of two people — Michelangelo and Galileo. 1814 by Francisco Goya History painting. Various interpretations of the meaning of the picture have been offered: the conflict between youth and old age, time as the devourer of all things, the wrath of God and an allegory of the situation in Spain, where the fatherland consumed its own children in wars and revolution. Among the persistent legends that were constantly fostered, especially by more ignorant clergymen, there was the quite widely believed notion that Jews, in order to make their Passover bread, needed the blood of a Christian infant.
His child's head and part of the left arm has already been consumed. In turn, the painting influenced 's 1819—23. The eighteenth-century Spanish painter gives us an especially jarring depiction of this story that presents the cannibalistic titan as a monstrous alternative to the Christian God. Pinacoteca Universal Multimedia in Spanish. After various changes of ownership, the house came into the possession of the French Baron d'Erlanger in 1874.
Francisco Goya — Saturn Devouring His Son Francisco Goya, the Spanish artist, is renowned for his works of horror and consequences of war. Only a lonely God huddled at the center of a cold and loveless cosmos. According to legend, Saturn, who had overthrown his own father, learned of a prophecy in which it was foretold that one of his own sons would overthrow his power in similar fashion. The Origins of the Modern Temper in Art New York: Universe Books, 1979 , pp. He writes that Krónos seizes power, castrating and overthrowing his father Uranus.
Only a lonely God huddled at the center of a cold and loveless cosmos. The Legend The painting depicts one of the Greek titans, Saturn, in a crazed state as he wildly consumes the body of one of his sons. The mythological description shows that Saturn ate his children when they were very young, but Goya presents a grown individual in the hands of the devourer. Both art and news are allowed. To preserve his own power, he commits the ultimate atrocity, consuming each of his children at the moment of its birth. All image-bearing beings share in a common destiny: There is no alternative but self-destruction. Besides the depicting the massacre, the emotional drama and detailed study of the body parts added the horror aspect to this baroque masterpiece.
Depicting of the biblical scenes, full of violence and passionate sacrifice with its embodiment in real human bodies built the tradition of dark paintings which lasts to the. The series of the preparatory paintings for his master piece, were naturalistic renderings of the morgue scenes of human remains in different stages of decomposition. It was transferred to canvas after Goya's death and since then it has been exhibited in El Prado Museum. Goya had produced a chalk drawing of the same subject in 1796-7 that was closer in tone to Rubens' work: it showed a Saturn similar in appearance to that of Rubens', daintily biting on the leg of one of his sons while he holds another like a leg of chicken, with none of the gore or madness of the later work. At the age of 73, and having survived two life-threatening illnesses, Goya was likely to have been concerned with his own mortality, and was increasingly embittered by the occurring in Spain.
This applies to comments and submissions. It is thought that the festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia were the roots of the carnivalyear. The only other brightness in the picture comes from the white flesh and red blood of the corpse and the white knuckles of Saturn as he digs his fingers into the back of the body. Just as the prophecy had predicted, Jupiter eventually supplanted his father. Rubens was a prolific artist. The main examples of of the famous artists dating from the period of the Renaissance when the dark artistic expression freed from the strict Christian dogma but maintain the religious themes as well as classical mythology as the source of the inspiration and. It is this eternal love that sustains all of Creation and that made possible the redemption of humanity.
You must wait at least 48 hours between posts. Transfer from the Quinta del Sordo Although they were not meant to be seen by the public, the paintings remain important works in Goya's oeuvre. It was a small two-story house which was named after a previous occupant who had been deaf, although the name was fitting for Goya too, who had been left deaf after contracting a fever in 1792. He was frustrated by the tyrannical rule of his Father and defeats him to become the chief deity for the world. Goya may have been inspired by ' 1636 picture of the same name. After 70 years on the walls of Quinta del Sordo, the murals were deteriorating badly and, in order to preserve them, the new owner of the house had them transferred to canvas under the direction of Salvador Martinez Cubells, the of the Museo del Prado. His wife eventually hid his sixth son, , on the island of , deceiving Saturn by offering a stone wrapped in swaddling in his place.
Or, we can be like Saturn, trying to cram the entire cosmos down his maw lest anything challenge his status as god of his own sorry universe. The effects of time on the murals, coupled with the inevitable damage caused by the delicate operation of mounting the crumbling plaster on canvas, meant that most of the murals required restoration work and some detail may have been lost, but in this respect Saturn Devouring His Son appears to have fared better than some of the other works. Biblically posed and accordingly to the values of its time, this painting shows human fate which undoubtedly led from the paradise lost across the vale to the abyss of hell. This is a community of art lovers that share their favorite pieces, or news and information that will impact the art community. Between 1819 and 1823, when he left the house to move to , Goya produced a series of 14 works, which he painted with directly onto the walls of the house.
Uncommissioned and never meant for public display, these pictures reflect his darkening mood with some intense scenes of malevolence and conflict. Saturn is supposed to have abdicated the govemment in favour of his three sons and one daughter, Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, and Juno; after this, thousands of other gods and demigods were imaginarily created, and the calendar of gods increased as fast as the calendar of saints and the calendar of courts have increased since. Do not make multiple posts. Ciofalo, The Self-Portraits of Francisco Goya New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 , pp. It is this eternal love that sustains all of Creation and that made possible the redemption of humanity. Most of these nomuments and paintings have disappeared, swept away during the 19th-century liberalization of religious policy.
In addition, the body of the son in Goya's picture is that of an adult, not the helpless baby depicted by Rubens. Featured image: Peter Paul Rubens — Massacre of the Innocents 1608-1611 via wikimedia Théodore Géricault is well known French Romantic painter and the auteur of the famous Raft of the Medusa. Title Formatting Guidelines: Titles should be to the point; all extra information or context should be added in the comments. After showing them at the of 1878 in , d'Erlanger eventually donated them to the Spanish state. And she is no child but a well-developed young woman. However, Rubens cleverly uses the long handle of the sickle and makes it appear as a scythe, which is the weapon of the Grim Reaper. Goya never named the works he produced at Quinta del Sordo; the names were assigned by others after his death, and this painting is also known as just Saturn, Saturn Devouring One of His Sons, Saturn Devouring his Children or by the names Saturno devorando a su hijo or Saturno devorando a un hijo.