(b. 1593, Antwerpen, d. 1678, Antwerpen)

Prometheus Bound

c. 1640
Oil on canvas, 245 x 178 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

Jordaens's painting is a variation on a theme that Rubens attempted early in his career and which derived formally from studies by Michelangelo.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 17 minutes):
Karl Goldmark: Prometheus Bound, overture op.38