An image of Study for 'Prometheus'

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Study for 'Prometheus'

Location
Not on display
Further information

Greek mythology credits Prometheus with creating the first man from clay and stealing fire from the gods for use by mankind. Jupiter, father of the gods, decreed that Prometheus suffer the punishment of being chained to a rock where his liver was fed upon daily by an eagle. Prometheus has been variously associated with bringing civilisation, freedom and creative inspiration to humanity.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 68.

Year
1979
Media
Drawing
Medium
charcoal
Dimensions
47.5 x 30.8 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., charcoal "Gleeson/ 18.1.79.".

Credit
Gift of Frank O'Keefe 1995
Accession number
65.1995.17
Copyright
© Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation