A new face for Zeus

Ceiling paintings

Some colour has been introduced into the sky above the acropolis. Karen Cropper has brought to my attention a theory that there was no word for blue in ancient Greek. Homer’s wine dark sea etc…. She will elaborate one day.

I have reworked the face of Zeus using the face from a famous bronze sculpture. There is a cruelty of the lip that seems appropriate.

I have used a Roman mosaic as the source for Prometheus  driving in a chariot drawn by sea horses.

The figure of Prometheus has been developed showing a cascade of fire and hot ash falling from his hand.