The World's Most Disturbing Painting And What It Means

Submitted by: fancylad 9 months ago in Entertainment Weird


Symbolism and hidden meanings in fine art? Yes, please!
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Female 8,516
A vicar I worked for ( amazing man, he makes the world a better place) went to St Martins- studied with Derek Jarman and has one of Dereks paintings- I digress, he was talking about Goya, and while the discussion was talking about Goyas urgency in putting paint to canvas unconciously gave an impression of the drive behind the work- and for that moment I really felt the fear...
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Male 4,069
Crusted pigment - I fail to see the attraction.
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Male 913
These depictions kinda bother me. And it's not because they are so gruesome or graphic. It's mainly because they do not maintain the canon of the story they are supposed to be telling. It happened a lot in biblical art during the renaissance. The artist chooses to ignore the background facts of the stories, and just paints whatever they want. I recall in art history of the famous painting where Adam and Eve were exiled from the garden of Eden. They were naked. Well it doesn't happen that way in Genesis. They were clothed due to their shame. That is important to the Christian interpretation of the events of the story. The artist just wanted to paint the human form anyway. 

I have no point, just that artists have a way of ruining their inspiration with inaccurate depictions.
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Male 18,342
toetagmodel2 the painting is not about the original story.

It's a window into Goya's mind.
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Male 913
Draculya Then why assert that it is. This is a Goya interpretation for his own sake. It is inaccurate
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Male 45,596
THIS is the only image that frightens me

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Male 1,869
Interesting discussion/presentation.  not anything I was familiar with (beyond the mythology behind the painting, which I knew).

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Male 5,685
Saturn Devouring His Son is one of my favorite paintings.  Near Goya's end of life, he paints a beautifully haunting image.
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