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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
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Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
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Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
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Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
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Corsini throne
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Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
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Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
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Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
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Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - St. John Baptist
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna with child
Peter Paul Rubens - San Sebastiano cured by the angels
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the straw
Guido Reni - Salome with the head of the Baptist
Christian Berentz - The elegant snack
Corsini throne
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus reaches dying Adonis
Luca Giordano - Dispute of Jesus among the doctors
Salvator Rosa - The torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - Denial of Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Madonna of the milk
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the four elements - Air, Water, Earth, Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Polyptych with Madonna and Child with Saints
Mattia Preti - The tribute of the currency
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the shepherds

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Prometheus, a figure from classical mythology, lies on his back chained to a cliff in the Caucasus. From the tension of the limbs, as well as from the grimace of the face, one can perceive all the brutality of the torture. One hand is clenched, the other is wide open, and the tendons almost protrude from the wrist; the legs apart are both very tense; the torn belly offers a piece of human anatomy; the eagle is devouring the intestine, even if the myth speaks only of the liver, which, growing back every day, is the daily meal of an endless torture. What identifies the character as Prometheus is the lit torch in the lower right corner, the instrument with which the titan had given humanity fire. The eagle, an attribute of Zeus, becomes the ambassador of the revenge of the father of the gods. The torture of Prometheus is a theme in which figurative issues, linked to the correct representation of passions (including pain, wonder, death, madness), are intertwined with philosophical and literary motifs, congenial to the multifaceted spirit of Salvator Rosa.

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