[314] Creatures of Prometheus

Completion Date: 10 March 2020
Medium: Paint on cardboard
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches

In Greek mythology, Prometheus is a Titan and culture hero credited with the creation of humanity from clay, who defies the gods by stealing fire and giving it to humanity as civilisation. He is known for his intelligence and as a champion of humankind, and also seen as the author of the human arts and sciences generally.

The Creatures of Prometheus is a ballet composed in 1801 by Ludwig van Beethoven following the libretto of Salvatore ViganĂ². The ballet premiered in Vienna is Beethoven’s only full length ballet.