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The Greatest Works Art About Prometheus

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List of famous Prometheus art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Prometheus paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Prometheus works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Prometheus has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Prometheus art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

List features Prometheus Being Chained by Vulcan, Prometheus Brings Fire To Mankind and more.

If you're looking to answer the question, "What is an example of Prometheus art?" then this list will be of use to you.
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    Prometheus Being Chained by Vulcan is an oil painting of 1623 by Dirck van Baburen of the Utrecht School, and an example of Baroque chiaroscuro. The painting represents a tale from Roman mythology. Mercury, the messenger of the gods, watches the club-footed blacksmith god, Vulcan, punish the bold and cunning Titan Prometheus for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to mortals. Prometheus's punishment is to be bound to a rock and to have his liver consumed daily by an eagle. The painting mysteriously has two signatures: the first is a clear signature below the right-hand shoulder of Prometheus. During a restoration of the painting, a second signature was discovered at the lower left by...  more
    • Artist: Dirck van Baburen
    • Subject: Vulcan, Prometheus
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Utrecht Caravaggism, Baroque
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  • Prometheus Bound is a sculpture created by Nicolas-Sebastien Adam in 1762....  more
    • Artist: Nicolas-Sebastien Adam
    • Subject: Prometheus
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Neoclassicism
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    Prometheus Bound is an oil painting by the Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. It shows the punishment of Prometheus. Begun between 1611 and 1612, it was completed by 1618, with the eagle painted by the specialist animal painter Frans Snyders. For a long time Rubens kept it in his own personal collection. It is now in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art....  more
    • Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
    • Subject: Prometheus
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Prometheus (c. 1933) is a sculpture by American sculptor Paul Manship....  more
    • Artist: Paul Manship
    • Subject: Prometheus
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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