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“Saturn Devouring His Son” by Francisco Goya

Francisco de Goya, Saturno devorando a su hijo (1819-1823)

“Saturn Devouring His Son” by Francisco Goya

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Saturn Devouring His Son

  • Title:                        Saturn Devouring His Son
  • Artist:                      Francisco Goya
  • Year:                        1819-1823
  • Medium:                 Oil on panel
  • Dimensions:          146 × 83 cm (57½ × 32½ in)
  • Museum:              Prado Museum, Museo del Prado

Francisco Goya

  • Name:          Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
  • Birth:            1746 – Fuendetodos, Aragon, Spain
  • Died:             1828 (aged 82) – Bordeaux, France
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Movement:  Romanticism
  • Masterpieces:
    • The Second of May 1808, 1814
    • The Third of May 1808, 1814. Oil on canvas, 266 х 345 cm. Museo del Prado, Madrid
    • La maja vestida, 1800–1805
    • Charles IV of Spain and His Family, 1800
    • The Parasol, 1777
    • Sacrifice to Pan, 1771. Colección José Gudiol, Barcelona

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“The habit doesn’t make the monk. – El hábito no hace al monje. “
Spanish Proverb

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Photo Credit: Francisco de Goya [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons