Saturn Devouring His Son

The Black Paintings of Fransisco Goya

Cannibalism, senseless murder, witchcraft, kidnapping, dogs dying, weird, strange, macabre… These all describe the murals painted on the artist’s walls in his own villa. It was the end of a long and successful career. He was alone and sick, had gone deaf, lived through the terrors of Napoleon, and probably had about enough of the world and life in general. It was time to unleash the true scope of his power by digging deep into the subconscious and pulling out, writhing and screaming, the scariest possible visions imaginable. This was the dark genius of Fransisco Goya

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