Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
Saturn devouring one of his children, 1637-1638
Madrid, Museo del Prado, inv. PO1678
Alongside the figure of the god Saturn, the great Flemish painter has also painted the astronomical image of the planet Saturn with three bodies, an image that perfectly mirrors Galileo's description. This is an eloquent demonstration of the influence that Galileo's celestial discoveries had on the world of art.