That is evident is systems such as Fascism, one Of the most radical mutations of patriarchy. ” – John W. Crandall, The Crocus Complex Soy’s Devouring Monster The Mystery of Soy’s Saturn The painting known as Saturn Devouring One of His Sons’, by Francisco Soya, presents us with a terrifying cannibal god, Kronor, whom he depicts as a wild, revolting figure, consuming his offspring. The ancient deity looks crazed, his eyes are atrocious and the painting is one of those which imprints itself on the psyche f those who examine it closely.
Before he began the Black paintings, Soya survived a near fatal illness, documented in his Self-portrait with Or. Irritate. Soya depicts himself as a “pained and weary artist, surrounded by dark, phantasmal faces,” It is plausible that Saturn was painted as a way to express the lonely terror of mortality. Imagine Soya must have smiled wryly when he realized that he had captured the demonic figure who had lived with him all his life.