Sebastian Domaschke - The Seven Planets
Last but not least, it’s the turn of Saturn. The planet gets portrayed by mighty Cronus, the god of time. As told in ancient Greek tales, the Titan devoured his own children, serving as a gory allegory of the unstoppable progress and passing of time. Searching for a less bloody visualization of the fleeting of time, I chose to paint an hourglass with grains of sand passing through it.
Additional to the already explained traits, Saturn is also a symbol of bountiful harvest after hard work. Carving out the way to success, all it takes is time, patience as well as perseverance and a firm commitment to the cause. To my mind, and due to its thorny appearance, the thistle is a felicitous representation of hardship. Before the discovery of Uranus, the zodiac sign of Aquarius was associated to Saturn, too.
High Quality Giclée-Print on Hahnemühle William Turner 190 gsm Digital FineArt Aquarelle paper
30 x 40 cm, unframed