Saturn Devouring His Son

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Saturn Devouring His Son is a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It is traditionally interpreted as a depiction of the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus (known as Saturn in Roman mythology) eating one of his offspring. Fearing a prophecy foretold by Gaea that predicted he would be overthrown by one of his children, Saturn ate each one upon their birth.[lower-alpha 1] The work is one of the 14 so-called Black Paintings that Goya painted directly on the walls of his house sometime between 1820 and 1823.[2] It was transferred to canvas after Goya's death and is now in the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

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Saturn Devouring His Son
Spanish: Saturno devorando a su hijo
ArtistFrancisco Goya
Mediummixed media mural transferred to canvas
Dimensions143.5 cm × 81.4 cm (56.5 in × 32.0 in)
LocationMuseo del Prado, Madrid