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Prometheus Visual Art Award


 

My piece Cleaning up 2 has been selected as a finalist entry in this prestigious $15,000 award. It’s being shipped up to the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia ready for the exhibition on 28th May through to 1st June. Director of Manton Gallery, Jan Manton will be selecting the winner.

 

Who is Prometheus? In art and literature he’s represented as the rebellious hero.

 

“In Greek mythology Prometheus (Greek: Προμηθεύς) is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay and the theft of fire for human use, He is known for his intelligence, and as a champion of mankind.[1]

The punishment of Prometheus as a consequence of the theft is a major theme of his mythology, and is a popular subject of both ancient and modern art. Zeus, king of the Olympian gods, sentenced the Titan to eternal torment for his transgression. The immortal Prometheus was bound to a rock, where each day an eagle, the emblem of Zeus, was sent to feed on his liver, only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day…”. Wikipedia

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