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Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
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Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
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Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
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Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
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Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
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Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John 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 and Adonis
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Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
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Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
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Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
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Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
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Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
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Hans Hoffmann - The hare
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Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
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Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
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Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds
Michelangelo Merisi, detto Caravaggio - Saint John the Baptist
Giambattista Piazzetta - Judith and Holofernes
Orazio Gentileschi - Madonna and Child
Peter Paul Rubens - Saint Sebastian Healed by Angels
Antoon van Dyck - Madonna of the Straw
Guido Reni - Salome holding the head of John the Baptist
Christian Berentz - The Elegant Snack
Corsini Throne
Jusepe de Ribera - Venus and Adonis
Luca Giordano - Christ among the Doctors
Salvator Rosa - The Torture of Prometheus
Jusepe de Ribera - The Denial of Saint Peter
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The nursing Madonna
Beato Angelico - Triptych with Ascension, Last Judgment, Pentecost
Rosalba Carriera - Allegory of the Four Elements - Water, Air, Earth and Fire
Hans Hoffmann - The hare
Giovanni da Milano - Madonna and Child with Saints
Mattia Preti - The Tribute Money
Jacopo Bassano - Adoration of the Shepherds

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Description

Prometheus, a figure from classical mythology, lies supine, chained to a rock in the Caucasus. The brutality of the torture appears in his straining limbs and contorted features. One of his hands is clenched, the other opened wide, and his tendons are almost bursting from his wrist: his outspread legs are both tensed. His belly has been ripped open, revealing a fragment of human anatomy. Here the eagle is shown devouring his intestine, though the myth actually speaks of his liver, which grew again every day, so becoming a daily meal and endless torture. The figure is identified as Prometheus by the torch burning in the bottom right-hand corner, by which the Titan had bestowed the gift of fire on humanity. The eagle, attributed to Zeus, becomes the instrument of the vengeance of the father of the gods. The torment of Prometheus is a theme in which figurative issues, bound up with the correct representation of the passions (such as pain, wonder, death and madness) are entwined with philosophical and literary motifs that were congenial to Salvator Rosa’s many-sided spirit.

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