Prometheus Chained by Vulcan | Dirck van Baburen | 1623

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Size: 11"x14"

"Prometheus Chained by Vulcan" is a painting by Dutch Baroque artist Dirck van Baburen. It depicts the mythological scene in which the god Vulcan chains the Titan Prometheus to a rock as punishment for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to humanity. The painting is characterized by van Baburen's dramatic use of light and dark, with the contrasts of light and shadow adding to the sense of emotional intensity in the scene. The figure of Prometheus is depicted in a highly realistic manner, with his muscular body and strained facial expression conveying a sense of physical and emotional pain. The intricate details of Vulcan's tools and the surrounding landscape also contribute to the painting's dramatic impact. Van Baburen's use of color is also noteworthy, with the warm hues of the figures' skin tones and clothing contrasting against the cool blues and greens of the background. "Prometheus Chained by Vulcan" is considered one of van Baburen's masterpieces and is widely recognized as a powerful example of Dutch Baroque art.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a small white border to ensure space for framing.


Our Eco Credentials Include:

  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
  • Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
  • Contains no plastic



11 x 14 Inches = 28 cm x 35.5 cm

16 x 20 Inches = 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm