Wednesday, February 01, 2012

"The Gift of All"

The second in my "stealing from the Masters" series is taken from Jules Joseph Lefebvre's 1882 painting Pandora II.  Pandora was the first women created by the gods as punishment for Prometheus stealing the fire of the gods (anyone looking for an Eve parallel?).  In the original stories, it was a jar not a box that Pandora opened.

Jules Joseph Lefebvre was a long time professor at the Beaux-Arts (teaching some 1500 pupils in his time) and a frequent exhibitor in the Paris Salon.

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