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Episode #44: Shock Art: Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son (Season 4, Episode 5)

Episode #44: Shock Art: Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son (Season 4, Episode 5)

Works that we take for granted today as masterpieces, or as epitomes of the finest of fine art, could also have been considered ugly, of poor quality, or just bad when they were first made. With the passage of time comes a calm and an acceptance. But that doesn’t change the fact that there are many works peppered throughout art history that were straight-up shocking to the public when they were first presented decades, or even hundreds of years ago.

Today's work of "shock art:" Goya's Saturn Devouring His Son.

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Episode Credits

Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Logo by Dave Rainey. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. Additional writing and research by Kelsey Breen. 

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Additional music credits

 "Blind" by Meydän is licensed under BY 4.0; "Action" by Monplaisir is licensed under CC0 1.0; "Cue - Ghostly-Ethereal-Spooky-Echo-Solo piano (The One You Loved Is Gone)" by Soularflair is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0’; "Floating mind" by Evgeny Teilor is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0. Ad Music:"Jingle Jazz" by Quantum Jazz is licensed under BY-SA 3.0 .

Links and further resources

New England Review: The Mystery of Goya's Saturn

Francisco Goya:  Life and Times, by Evan Connell

Goya, by Robert Hughes

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