HERAKLES'S MYTH
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Engraver inspired
by famous
"labours of Herakles"
     
I
Nemean Lion
 
II
Lernan Hydra
III
Erymanthian Boar
 
IV
Hind of Ceryneia
V
Stymphalian Birds
 
VI
Hyppolyte's Belt
VII
Augean Stables
 
VIII
Cretan Bull
IX
Horses of Diomedes
 
X
Cattle of Gerion
XI
Apples of the Hesperides
 
XII
The capture of Cerberus

 

I was charmed by the idea to represent one of the great renown stories that have ever been written.
I deliberately escaped to seek for examples or iconographies on this theme because I didn't want to be influenced by them, obviously apart from a very little knowledge of some texts.
I hope to have succeeded in giving a new and, at the same time, a classical form to Herakles's myth, extraordinary example of supeman who, even if is mortal, is able to achieve the most unbelievable exploits, showing the Olympus's Gods that mankind has freed itself from their presence.