Saturn devouring one of his children
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Prado, Madrid, Spain
Dimensions: 146 x 83
Goya painted picture Saturn devouring one of his children in 1823. Prevailing color of this fine art print is dark and its shape is portrait. Original size is 146 x 83. This art piece is located in Prado, Madrid, Spain. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Francisco de Goya (1746-1828).
Born in Spain, the son of a goldsmith. His work is characterized by loose brush strokes, an unprecedented release from the obligation to draw exactly according to reality. His works are among the precursors of many future artistic directions (Realism
, Impressionism, Expressionism,
). He became the court painter to Charles IV and a member of the Academy. Among Goya’s most famous works are the cycle Disasters of War
(eg. The Third of May 1808
, a picture painted during the Spanish revolution against France, in which Goya utilises his typical brush strokes and plays with light, clearly showing on which side he stands) and portraits Clothed Maja
and Naked Maja
. The nude was, for the time, sensual, natural, and without unnecessary decorations (flowers, nature, silk). It is no coincidence that, for this painting, Goya was prosecuted by the Inquisition.