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Prometheus Bound, 1618

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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia
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In Greek mythology the Titan Prometheus stole fire from the gods on Mount Olympus to give to …

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In Greek mythology the Titan Prometheus stole fire from the gods on Mount Olympus to give to humanity. Furious, Zeus, king of the Olympians, ordered Prometheus forever chained to a rock, where each day an eagle would devour the Titan’s perpetually regenerating liver. This painting, which Rubens considered one of his …

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Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish, 1577–1640
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Peter Paul Rubens, one of the great Flemish artists of the 17th century, was a prominent figure in …

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Peter Paul Rubens, one of the great Flemish artists of the 17th century, was a prominent figure in the Catholic church, the royal courts, and commercial centers of the Low Country. Trained in Antwerp, Rubens traveled to Italy in 1600 where he absorbed the work of Italian artists such as Raphael, Leonardo, …

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In Greek mythology the Titan Prometheus stole fire from the gods on Mount Olympus to give to …

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In Greek mythology the Titan Prometheus stole fire from the gods on Mount Olympus to give to humanity. Furious, Zeus, king of the Olympians, ordered Prometheus forever chained to a rock, where each day an eagle would devour the Titan’s perpetually regenerating liver. This painting, which Rubens considered one of his …

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Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish, 1577–1640
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Peter Paul Rubens, one of the great Flemish artists of the 17th century, was a prominent figure in …

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Peter Paul Rubens, one of the great Flemish artists of the 17th century, was a prominent figure in the Catholic church, the royal courts, and commercial centers of the Low Country. Trained in Antwerp, Rubens traveled to Italy in 1600 where he absorbed the work of Italian artists such as Raphael, Leonardo, …

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Prometheus Bound, 1618

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