The timeless tale of Prometheus’s gift of fire has been reimagined by some of the most visionary artists working today.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has joined forces with award-winning publishers Locust Moon Press to produce
. Just as Rubens synthesized art from the past to forge his unique vision, the artists in the book have taken the myth of Prometheus and Rubens’s painting as starting points from which to produce wholly new interpretations all their own. Together their imaginative works explore the gift of creation and the price of defiance.
, one of the most celebrated illustrators in the history of comics; Grant Morrison
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was developed by James A. Cincotta, Director of Retail; and Christopher D. M. Atkins, The Agnes and Jack Mulroney Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture before 1900, both of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
About Locust Moon
Locust Moon is a comic shop, art gallery, and press based in West Philadelphia. Described recently by The A.V. Club as “a major new force in the comics industry,” Locust Moon has published the Eisner Award–winning anthology Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream
(2014), the Harvey Award–nominated Once Upon a Time Machine
(2012), and the periodical comics and illustration magazine Quarter Moon
. Prometheus Eternal
is its first collaboration with a museum.