As the years went by, art had grown more and more realistic, controlled, and perfect. Everything was rationalized by science. And then came the revolution known as Romanticism. In spite of his initial lack of success, and even being denied entrance to the Royal Academy of Fine Art, Goya eventually found his way amongst the monarchy and the royalty by designing patterns that would soon decorate the residences of greatly important people, and then by painting commissioned portraits of counts, dukes, and even the king.
England Blake and Fuseli Video transcript piano music playing Steven: Yeah, we're in a room filled with them. They had been the paintings that he had made to decorate his home just outside of Madrid. Literally, they had been painted on the walls and we're looking at one of the most striking of these panels, Saturn, sometimes referred to as "Saturn devouring one of his children.
It had been prophecized to Saturn that one of his sons would dethrone him.
Saturn is god of time. So in order to prevent that occurrence, Saturn devours his children as they're born, but one escapes, Jupitar, and so Saturn in the end is dethroned and he can't escape the fate that's been allotted to him.
In fact, one could argue that he causes his fate by trying to reverse it. So it's this terrible story rendered in the most horrific way possible and it's a reminder that this is an allegory for the ideas that Goya was thinking about at this moment.
Of power and the way in which a power treats its own children, its own chargers. In order to stay in power. Goya had seen the Spanish state, the Spanish monarchy destroy the country.
Well, then he saw Napolean's army destroy the country and then he saw the restoration of the monarchy destroy the country. So this notion of the cyclical nature of time, the notion of turning on one's own charges, turning on one's own children but here rendered allegorically, but in the most vivid and I cannot imagine more powerful manner.
In one way, I read Saturn's bulging eyes and his Steven: He is as Goya has rendered him almost dissolving. You can see his basic anatomy, of course, but look at his right elbow and the way in which the skin sort of wraps around and his forearm almost dissolves.
His shoulder begins to dissolve. We can see his thighs and they begin to pick up the light, but then there seems to be some, an extra piece of him just above, let's see, his left hip and so there is this way in which his insanity is in a sense, he's coming apart and his interest in rendering the meat of the body, the flesh of the body, and all of its violence and all of its physicality and all of its grotesqueness.
Well, I think the word "flesh" is right. There is something about his own body that looks like meat, like butchered meat and at the same time that he is butchering and eating his own son.
This is the result of what Goya witnessed.
This is Goya's reflection of the world that he saw. And his understanding of humanity and what it was capable of.Saturn Devouring His Son Saturn Devouring His Son is a name given to a mural painting painted by Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes during year to at his house Quinta del Sordo (Villa of The Deaf Man) which is located at Spain.
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Saturn Devouring One Of His Sons, , x cm (Prado, Madrid) One of the “Black Paintings” that Goya painted on the walls of his house outside Madrid, this image was originally located on the lower floor of the house known as “la Quinta del Sordo.”.
Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. According to the traditional interpretation, it depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (in the title Romanized to Saturn), who, fearing that he would be overthrown by one of .
Romanticism: Francisco de Goya. One of the most famous of this series of paintings is 'Saturn Devouring his Son' (El Saturno).
Today, these paintings can be viewed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, where they are on permanent display. Francisco Goya has been an influence for many artists.
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Sean Goharzadeh History of Art II Term Project – Essay – Romanticism, Goya, Saturn Devouring His Children The field of visual arts, too, had seen this progression - Romanticism, Goya, and Saturn Devouring His Children Essay introduction.