saturn devouring his son

the signs as famous paintings (not necessarily based on the artists’ actual sign)

ARIES: The Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh (1889)

TAURUS: The Birth Of Venus, Sandro Botticelli (1484-1486)

GEMINI: Impression, Sunrise, Claude Monet (1872)

CANCER: The Kiss, Gustav Klimt (1907-1908)

LEO: The Scream, Edvard Munch (1893)

VIRGO: The Son Of Man, Rene Magritte (1964)

LIBRA: Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth (1948)

SCORPIO: Guernica, Pablo Picasso (1937)

SAGITTARIUS: Nighthawks, Edward Hopper (1942)

CAPRICORN: Saturn Devouring His Son, Francisco Goya (1819-1823)

AQUARIUS: Self-Portrait With Thorn Necklace And Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo (1940)

PISCES: The Persistence Of Memory, Salvador Dali (1931)

Goya, Francisco.  Saturn Devouring His Son.  1819-1823.  Oil mural transferred to canvas.  143 cm x 81 cm.  Museo del Prado, Madrid.  

A very disturbing image!  But a wonderful depiction of the mythological allegory regarding Saturn eating his sons so that they do not surpass him.  This picture speaks volumes and the intensity in the eyes alone are upsetting.  It is a very recognizable image.  The brush strokes evoke a sense of urgency.