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The son of Aeolus, Sisyphus, was the first king of Ephyra, now known as Corinth. With his wicked intelligence, he managed to cheat death twice. When he died for the first time, Sisyphus managed to capture Thanatos and chain him so that no other human would die from thereon. Ares had to intervene to set free the personification of Death, but the King managed to escape from the Gods' wrath.
After a while, Sisyphus died again and returned to the underworld. Having made arrangements with his wife to not provide the common rituals with sacrifices and offerings for the occasion of the King's death, Sisyphus managed to plead with Persephone, Hades's wife, to be released from Death. He would then instruct his wife about the proper rituals, and them return to the domain of Death. When he succeeded and returned to life, the King made no attempt to die and return to Hades, living until old age, thanks to Death's fear of being chained up again.
King Sisyphus died again, for the third time, and now there was no escape from his destiny. Zeus decided to intervene on the subject to make sure that no other man would be encouraged by the accomplishments of the sneaky Sisyphus. According to Homer's Odyssey, when the legendary hero Odysseus descended to Hades, he saw Sisyphus in his eternal punishment, given by Zeus. He witnessed the King of Corinth carrying a huge stone with both hands uphill to the top. Every time he was almost taking the rock to the mountain top, the rock rolled down, forcing Sisyphus to repeat and fail this task for all eternity.
Tiziano Vecelli, also known as Titian, made this magnificent work of art in 1548. Painted with delicate and precise brush strokes, the artist used his impressive skill to portray Sisyphus climbing the mountain with the rock in his backs. Drawn with an uncared beard and hair, the painted represented an expression of sorrow in the King's face. The muscular body, traditional in the Renaissance paintings, is carefully depicted in this canvas. On his waist, there is a brown ribbon tied on top of his white loincloth. In the background, obscured by a volcanic explosion, we see the dense clouds of sulfur and lava rolling down on the mountain, with excellent execution of the chiaroscuro technique.
Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sisyphus, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Sisyphus that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.