In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the God of craftsmanship, to create her and so he did, by using water and earth. The Gods offered her many gifts: Athene gave her clothes, Aphrodite beauty and Hermes speech.
When Prometheus stole fire from the Gods, Zeus took revenge by presenting Pandora to Prometheus brother Epimetheus. For dowry Pandora was given a beautiful jar, which she was not to open under any circumstance. Driven by curiosity, given to her by the Gods, Pandora opened it and all evil it contained escaped and spread all over the world. She quickly closed the lid, but the whole content had escaped, except for one thing that laid at the bottom: the Angel of Hope.
Pandora was deeply saddened by what she had done and afraid that she would have to face Zeus’ anger, since she had failed her duty. But Zeus dis not punish Pandora, because he had wanted this to happen.
painted in 2006 60X70 CM
Reproductions of this painting are available in sizes:
19,3 cm x 22,5 cm plain 25€
19,3 cm x 22,5 cm framed 35€
32 cm x 38 cm plain 60€
32 cm x 38 cm framed 80€