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Prometheus stole fire from Zeus, the king of Olympian Gods, to give it to mankind. Enraged Zeus ordered Prometheus to be bound to a desolate rock and attacked by an eagle. Prometheus was punished for his love of mortals. The painting, Prometheus Bound, portrays his unwavering endurance of suffering. Prometheus is a courageous hero for mankind, and also known as God of Fire.
 
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We would like to present the paintings of Prometheus by four artists.
 
Prometheus Bound, 1611-1612
Artist: Pieter Paul Rubens
 
The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian' Review

The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2015

"An image of superhuman strength rendered helpless before animal savagery, the monumental painting “Prometheus Bound” by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Frans Snyders (1579-1657) violently exemplifies the visceral energy of Baroque art. - - -it is a treasure of the Philadelphia Museum of Art .
   
According to Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from the gods to give it to humankind. The gift made humans superior to all other creatures and threatened the hegemony of Olympus. Therefore, as punishment, Zeus, king of the gods, ordered Prometheus chained to a mountain, where an eagle gnawed daily at his liver, which regenerated itself each night.
   
Prometheus' gift of fire and creativity is hopeful. Given today's obsession with fictional superheroes and new mythologies, one hopes that “Prometheus Eternal” will draw new crowds to behold the Baroque superheroes - - - ."
 
Prometheus being Chained by Vulcan, 1623
Artist: Dirck van Baburen
 
Prometheus Bound, 1640
Artist: Jacob Jordaens
 
Prometheus, 1868
Artist: Gustave Moreau
 
 
 
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