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Prometheus: The theft of fire and the book of knowledge. Science academic gift. Gold art. Plato Aeschylus words.

Prometheus: God of reason
Gold art. Mythology art icon.

Ancient mythology Gods Titans.
Science gift
Ancient classical temple

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Its artwork is a unique  mastercopy of the original art  drawing “Prometheus:God of reason”
The original at work is a drawing 60 x 42 cm, with artpencil, charcoal, gold leafs and ink.
Each copy is printed on fine art paper, Hahnemuhle photo rag Satin 310 gsm
with archival inkjet print (acid free, protected by a UV varnish),
Its copy is unique because its finished in details and signed by hand, with rotring art pen.
Gold leafs of real gold  24K (80x80mm Manetti ).
Gilded by hand.
Passe partout:  black velvet
Framed with black mat or gold like frame
Exterior size black frame 59cm x 47 cm
Exterior size gold like frame 57,5 x 45,5 cm
Size with passpartou 54,5 cm x 42,5 cm
Interior size (not with passpartou) 41,5 cm x 29 cm
Weight 1,750 gr (1,75 kgr)
Materials: paper, ink,gold leafs 24K, fine art paper,
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Prometheus god of reason
The theft of fire and the book of knowledge.
Gold art. Mythology art icon.

Ancient mythology Gods Titans.
Science art gift.
Ancient classical temple, Ionic altar temple.
Aeschylus, Plato quote

The art work:Prometheus unbound humans from the chains of ignorance and  superstition giving them the book of knowledge and the heavenly stolen fire.
In the back there are: The steel ring from his chains, and a piece of the rocky stone he was chained by Zeus.
Aeschylus bound quote and Plato’s dialogure Protagoras quote.


Prometheus was a God or Titan in Greek mythology. He  was the creator of mankind and the greater humanist.
Creation of Man.

Prometheus was the Titan god of forethought. He was given the task of creating mankind out of clay (from earth , fire and water). Prometheus created mortals from clay, while Athena had breathed life into them. Prometheus was for that, the creator of humans. These mortals suffered from the pains of hunger and cold. Prometheus felt sorry for the plight of humanity.
Fire to Man.
In ancient Greek mythology, when Zeus mistreated man, the Titan Prometheus stole the heavenly fire from Olympus , the mountain of the gods, and gave it to humans even though he knew Zeus would not approve his act. Except fire, Prometheus gave to humans many arts and sciences. He gave them the letters, the numbers, taught them the metals and gave them hope. Prometheus was the founder or creator of arts, of adaptation of animals, the founder of agriculture, the founder of calculation and writing and he helped for the discovery of metals (bronze, iron, silver and gold).Prometheus gave those gifts,  for his love for humans.
http://lygeros.org/articles.php?n=19772&l=en
In another legend he saved the human race from extinction by warning his son, Deucalion, of a great flood.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/blacksea/ax/frame.html
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/00/09/blacksea.html
This love for mankind roused the anger of king Zeus, who then punnished man with Pandora and her box of evil or Pandora’s box.
As a result of those gifts, Prometheus was punished as only an immortal could be.
The eternal punishment of the gods:Prometheus as a science hero.
Zeus or Jupiter, king of the Olympians and father of the gods, ordered Prometheus forever chained to a rock, where each day an eagle ate Titan’s regenerating liver, but each day his liver grew back, and there was no end to his suffering.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18794562
http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v5/n10/box/nrm1489_BX1.html
After 30.000 years of punishment, Hercules the son of Zeus, liberated the martyr god. Zeus wanted Prometheus to carry a reminder of his punishment forever – he ordered Prometheus to make a steel ring from the chains he was in, and wear that ring from then on.
Since then, the mankind started creating rings in order to celebrate Prometheus and remember his great help.
Also Zeus, according to other legends, ordered Prometheus to carry in that ring, a piece of the rocky stone he was chained to.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, vol 90 R. J. Tarrant.
The four most ancient historical sources for the Prometheus myth are Hesiod, Homer, Pindar, and Pythagoras.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Prometheus.aspx
Plato uses the myth of Prometheus in his dialogue” Protagoras”.
http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/protagoras.html
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-ethics-shorter/#20
Prometheus Bound is an ancient Greek tragedy of Aeschylus. See more for translations and details for the authenticity of the work.
http://library.harvard.edu/thoreaus-translation-prometheus-bound-aeschylus
https://www.jstor.org/stable/294928?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/31162/RecitativeAnapests.pdf?sequence=1
For Prometheus trilogy of Aeschylus or Prometheia see:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8657188
For Plato’s Protagoras see:
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-ethics-shorter/#20
http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/protagoras.html
https://www.jstor.org/stable/2935906?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/0199282846.001.0001/acprof-9780199282845-chapter-9
War in Heaven:
Prometheus took part in the battle of Titans: Zeus started a war against his father Cronus with his brothers and sisters as allies: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Zeus released the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes from the earth (where they had been imprisoned by Cronus) and they allied with him as well. The Hecatonchires hurled stones, and the Cyclopes forged for Zeus his iconic thunder and lightning. Fighting on the other side allied with Cronus were the other Titans with the exception of Themis and her son Prometheus who allied with Zeus.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy
Altar of Prometheus in Ancient Athens (ancient Greek altar and lampadephoria for Prometheia celebration)
The altar of Prometheus in the grove of the Academy was the point of origin for several significant processions and other events regularly observed on the Athenian calendar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Lampadephoria.html
Read more for Prometheus myth:
http://www.lygeros.org/articles.php?n=157&l=en


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The art work: Prometheus god of reason
Prometheus altar in Plato’s Academy: a simple smal ancient classical ionic temple
Prometheus stands above the broken chains of ignorance holding the book of knowledge.
Prometheus unbound humans from the chains of ignorance and  superstition giving them the book of knowledge and the heavenly stolen fire.
In the back there are: The steel ring from his chains, and a piece of the rocky stone he was chained by Zeus.
Science art gift, mythology art icon.

Prometheus was a God or Titan in Greek mythology. He  was the creator of mankind and the greater humanist. He is said to be the god of forethought, the god of intelligence, a trickster, and as a champion of humanity, because he stole fire from heavens, and brought it to mortals, for which he suffered great consequences.
According to ancient Greek mythology, he was given the task of creating mankind out of clay (from earth , fire and water). Prometheus created humans from clay, while goddess Athena had breathed life into them ( or their soul as a butterfly).
Prometheus was for that, the creator of humans. These mortals suffered from the pains of hunger and cold. Prometheus felt sorry for the plight of humanity.
Prometheus altar in Plato’s Acedemy
Prometheus had his own celebration day in Ancient Athens. His altar in Academeia ,and later Plato’s Academy, was the  starting place of Lampadeforia, a worship race of the Titan Prometheus. The action of carrying an unextinguished light from the Cerameicus to the Acropolis is a lively symbol of the benefit conferred by the Titan upon man, when he bore fire from the gods, and gave it to mankind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_Academy
https://global.oup.com/academic/product/hellenica-9780199605026?cc=us&lang=en&
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Paus.+1.30.2&redirect=true
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Lampadephoria.html
When Zeus mistreated man, the Titan Prometheus stole the heavenly fire from Olympus , the mountain of the gods, and gave it to humans even though he knew Zeus would not approve his act. Except fire, Prometheus gave to humans many arts and sciences. He gave them the letters, the numbers, taught them the metals and gave them hope. Prometheus was the founder or creator of arts, of adaptation of animals, the founder of agriculture, the founder of calculation and writing and he helped for the discovery of metals (bronze, iron, silver and gold).Prometheus gave those gifts,  for his love for humans.
http://lygeros.org/articles.php?n=19772&l=en
The theft of fire for the benefit of humanity is a theme that recurs in many world mythologies.
Before his theft of fire, Prometheus played a decisive role in the Titanomachy or  war in heave, securing victory for Zeus and the other Olympian gods. Zeus’s torture of Prometheus thus becomes a particularly harsh betrayal. The scope and character of Prometheus’ transgressions against Zeus are also widened. In addition to giving humankind fire, Prometheus claims to have taught them the arts of civilization, such as writing, mathematics, agriculture, medicine, and science. The Titan’s greatest benefaction for humankind seems to have been saving them from complete destruction.
In another legend he saved the human race from extinction by warning his son, Deucalion, of a great flood.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/blacksea/ax/frame.html
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/00/09/blacksea.html
This love for mankind roused the anger of king Zeus, who then punnished man with Pandora and her box of evil or Pandora’s box.
As a result of those gifts, Prometheus was punished as only an immortal could be.
The eternal punishment of the gods: The wrath of God
Zeus or Jupiter, king of the Olympians and father of the gods, ordered Prometheus forever chained to a rock, where each day an eagle ate Titan’s regenerating liver, but each day his liver grew back, and there was no end to his suffering.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18794562
http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v5/n10/box/nrm1489_BX1.html

The exact place where Prometheus chained is an archeology dispute.
“The Prometheus story was not the only early myth to set the Caucasus andthe Armenian Highland within an epochal moral landscape of transgression and redemption. Mostfamously,the mountains of “Ararat”(acorruptionof the Assyrian“Urartu”[Piotrovskii,1969,p. 13]) provided Biblical authors with a region sufficiently distant, mountainous, andpoorly known to serve as the legendary refuge of Noah’s ark (Genesis, 8.4)”.
http://www.academia.edu/4528970/Prometheus_Unbound_Southern_Caucasia_in_Prehistory
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/22642847/prometheus-unbound-southern-caucasia-prehistory
http://faculty.washington.edu/aeclose/publishe.htm
http://anthropology.as.nyu.edu/docs/IO/2407/2005–grant–prisoner.pdf

The eternal punishment of the gods:Prometheus the first science hero and a god martyr.
Zeus or Jupiter, king of the Olympians and father of the gods, ordered Prometheus forever chained to a rock, where each day an eagle ate Titan’s regenerating liver, but each day his liver grew back, and there was no end to his suffering.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18794562
http://www.nature.com/nrm/journal/v5/n10/box/nrm1489_BX1.html
The ancient Greek myth of Tityus is related to liver regeneration in the same way as the myth of Prometheus is:
http://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/article/S0168-8278%2810%2900325-9/abstract
http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=742836
http://www.unmc.edu/regenerativemed/about/history.html

After 30 or 30.000 years of punishment, Hercules the son of Zeus, liberated the martyr god Prometheus. Zeus wanted Prometheus to carry a reminder of his punishment forever – he ordered Prometheus to make a steel ring from the chains he was in, and wear that ring from then on.
Since then, the mankind started creating rings in order to celebrate Prometheus and remember his great help.
Also Zeus, according to other legends, ordered Prometheus to carry in that ring, a piece of the rocky stone he was chained to.
Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, vol 90 R. J. Tarrant.
The four most ancient historical sources for the Prometheus myth are Hesiod, Homer, Pindar, and Pythagoras.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Prometheus.aspx
Plato uses the myth of Prometheus in his dialogue” Protagoras”.
http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/protagoras.html
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-ethics-shorter/#20
Prometheus Bound is an ancient Greek tragedy of Aeschylus. See more for translations and details for the authenticity of the work.
http://library.harvard.edu/thoreaus-translation-prometheus-bound-aeschylus
https://www.jstor.org/stable/294928?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/31162/RecitativeAnapests.pdf?sequence=1
For Prometheus trilogy of Aeschylus or Prometheia see:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8657188
For Plato’s Protagoras see:
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-ethics-shorter/#20
http://classics.mit.edu/Plato/protagoras.html
https://www.jstor.org/stable/2935906?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/0199282846.001.0001/acprof-9780199282845-chapter-9
War in Heaven:
Prometheus took part in the battle of Titans: Zeus started a war against his father Cronus with his brothers and sisters as allies: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Zeus released the Hecatonchires and the Cyclopes from the earth (where they had been imprisoned by Cronus) and they allied with him as well. The Hecatonchires hurled stones, and the Cyclopes forged for Zeus his iconic thunder and lightning. Fighting on the other side allied with Cronus were the other Titans with the exception of Themis and her son Prometheus who allied with Zeus.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanomachy
Altar of Prometheus in Ancient Athens (ancient Greek altar and lampadephoria for Prometheia celebration)
The altar of Prometheus in the grove of the Academy was the point of origin for several significant processions and other events regularly observed on the Athenian calendar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Lampadephoria.html
Read more for Prometheus myth:
http://www.lygeros.org/articles.php?n=157&l=en

Prometheus drawings and pasterpieces of:
Henry Fuseli, Prometheus 1770–1
Richard Cosway, Prometheus c.1785–1800
John Flaxman, Prometheus Bound 1794
Henry Fuseli, Hephaestus, Bia and Crato Securing Prometheus on Mount Caucasus c.1810
http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/gothic-nightmares-fuseli-blake-and-romantic-imagination/gothic-0
https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/crgr/documents/pdf/papers/prometheus.pdf
https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1991.254
José de Ribera
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=723798&partId=1
Parmigianino:Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola; 1503–1540)Prometheus Animating Man, ca. 1524–27:Not exactly the same theme, but prometheus nevertheless!
http://www.themorgan.org/collection/drawings/108847
Karel van Mander
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=712539&partId=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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