Val Escoubet painting

Paintings by Val Escoubet

After having exploited the theme of landscape for a long time, Val ESCOUBET has distinguished herself for ten years in the art of portraiture,...
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Pier Toffoletti painting

Paintings by Pier Toffoletti

Pier Toffoletti was born in 1957 in the province of Udine. His passion for painting was quickly apparent. In June 2015 he was invited...
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Silvio Porzionato Painting

Paintings by Silvio Porzionato

Silvio Porzionato was born in Moncalieri (Italy) in 1971. He is a figurative painter who prefers oil painting on large canvases using photographs taken...
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Igor Shulman Romantic painting

Paintings by Igor Shulman

Igor Andrianov (date of birth – 29th of February, 1959) is better known as Shulman, the trade mark name with which he signs his...
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Kuan Yin-Goddess of Mercy

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Prometheus, Zeus, Pandora And The Creation Of Man | Greek Mythology

Today, numerous theories exist about how the universe was created. The ancients also wondered how the universe was created, and their attempts at explaining this creation formed the basis of various myths. One idea was constant, however: The universe emerged from chaos. Before there was Earth or sky or seas, all of the elements of the universe were one, and this oneness was called Chaos.

Chaos was a shapeless void of confusion, but it held the seeds of an organized universe. Contained within Chaos the elements—earth, sky, sea— were jumbled together; no one element had an identity. Earth didn’t have its shape, the sky didn’t have air, and the sea was not watery. The elements fought constantly until an unknown force put an end to the disorder. This force is not explicitly identified in the myths. According to one popular myth, an unnamed force (some call it the Creator) first gave shape to Earth. The Creator designated water to its appropriate places; he then raised the mountains, smoothed out the plains, and shoveled out the valleys, distributing forests, rocky terrain, and fertile fields. Next came the sky: The Creator spread out the air like a blank canvas. He added clouds, thunder, lightning, and winds. The stars, however, he drew from the confines of darkness. After setting up the sky and Earth, the Creator added the fish to the seas, the birds to the air, and beasts to land. Not all of the beasts were created at this time—humanity still did not exist.

Uranus, said to have been born to Gaia in her sleep, mates with his mother (yes, incest permeates classical mythology) to create the rest of Earth’s elements, such as the waters, forestry, and the beasts. Uranus and Gaia also produced other children, including the Titans and Titanesses, the Cyclopes, and the Hundred-Handed Ones.

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