Saturn: Black Paintings from the Lives of the Men in the Goya Family

Saturn: Black Paintings from the Lives of the Men in the Goya Family

Paperback Dedalus Europe 2012

By (author) Jacek Dehnel, Translated by Antonia Lloyd Jones

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  • Publisher: DEDALUS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 252 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 20mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cambs
  • ISBN 10: 1907650695
  • ISBN 13: 9781907650697
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 607,209

Product description

aturn is a fictionalised version of the personal life of the great Spanish Painter Goya. The story is narrated by Goya, his son Javier and his grandson Mariano. The deeply flawed relationship between the three generations produce an atmosphere of psychological tension.The story is built around the theory that Goya's horrific series of Black Paintings were in fact the work of his son Javier, and were Javier's way of expressing his feelings about his father. Each of the paintings features as an illustration within the book.

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'Jacek Dehnel has written a fictionalised account of the last years of the lives of Goya, Javier and Javier's son Mariano, working on the basis that Javier did indeed paint the Black Paintings, and it makes for a fascinating read.' Common Reader blog