Saturn Devouring His Son is the name of a painting by the Spanish Romantic artist, Francisco Goya. It was painted in between 1819-23 using oil paint on a wall, later transfered to canvas in the period after Goya's death. It shows the myth that the Greek god Saturn (previously Cronus) would eat each of his sons after birth for fear that they would stage an overthrough against him. The painting is one of 14 'Black Paintings' which all displayed themes of death, gore and an overall sense of gloominess. This one is probably the most famous of the series and is noted for the graphic depiction of blood. It sits among a huge collection of Goya works in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain.
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