Friday, 19 August 2016


I posted a couple of pictures of the titan Prometheus way back when the short story version of Cover Him with Darkness came out, because I've subsumed it into the backstory:

But hell, I think it's time for some more! Escpecially for those of you who want to see a man tied up and menaced in Fine Art, for a change.

Briton Rivière (1840-1920), Prometheus, 1889

Harold Parker (1873-1962): Prometheus

Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637) Prometheus
Francesco Foschi - Prometeo incatenato in cime innevate del Caucaso
Jacob Jordaens - Prometheus Bound (1640)

Christian Griepenkerl (1839-1916): Prometheus tortured by the Eagle

Nicolas-Sébastien Adam, 1762

 I took this one in a gallery in Palermo - sorry, no idea who the painter is!

There are probably hundreds more out there in the world - it is an extremely popular subject.  I can recommend Paintings Of The Torture Of Prometheus Where It Actually Looks Like The Eagle Assigned To Tear Out His Liver Is His New Boyfriend 
(thank you Jo!)

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