The mural paintings that decorated the house known as “la quinta del sordo,” where goya lived have come to be known as the black paintings, because he used so many dark pigments and blacks in them, and also because of their somber subject matter. the private and intimate character of that house allowed the artist to express himself with great liberty. he painted directly on the walls in what must have been mixed technique, as chemical analysis reveals the use of oils in these works. the baron émile d´erlanger acquired “la quinta” in 1873 and had the paintings transferred to canvas. the works suffered enormously in the process, losing a large amount of paint. finally, the baron donated these paintings to the state, and they were sent to the prado museum, where they have been on view since 1889. saturn devouring one of his sons is one of the most expressive images from his black paintings. it occupied the wall across from leocadia zorrilla (p00754) on the ground floor of “la quinta del sordo.” this mythological god could be the personification of such a human feeling as the fear of losing one´s power. the mural paintings from “la quinta del sordo” (the black paintings), have been determinant in the modern-day consideration of this painter from aragon. the german expressionists and the surrealist movement, as well as representative of other contemporary artistic movements, including literature and even cinema, have seen the origins of modern art in this series of compositions by an aged goya, isolated in his own world and creating with absolute liberty. @museoprado
francisco de goya y lucientes
1820 – 1823
mixed method (height: 143.5 cm.; width: 81.4 cm)
museo del prado – madrid, spain
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the exhibition tour takes the visitor from prehistory through ancient times and the middle ages to the 20th century classic modern art and art of the 16th, 17th and 18th century is settled mainly in the kunsthaus museum in a different part of the city of zurich.
there is a very rich section with gothic art, chivalry and a comprehensive collection of liturgicalwooden sculptures, panel paintings and carved altars.
The classic of filial piety
li gonglin (chinese, ca. 1041–1106)
northern song dynasty (960–1127) ca. 1085
handscroll; ink and color on silk
overall (a, painting): 8 5/8 x 187 1/4 in. (21.9 x 475.6 cm)
overall (b, colophons): 10 3/8 x 208 5/8 in. (26.4 x 529.9 cm)
overall (c, modern copy preserving seventeenth century silk restorations): 9 1/8 x 196 in. (23.2 x 497.8 cm)
ex coll.: c. c. w**g family, from the p. y. and kinmay w. tang family collection, gift of oscar l. tang family, 1996
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