'Elohim creating Adam' - WILLIAM BLAKE, Tate Britain

After visitng the Tate Britain and viewing this work by WIlliam Blake, I began thinking about creation myths, in particular the myth of Prometheus.  This ancient Greek legend tells of a titan named tasked with the creation of man from CLAY, and punished for stealing fire from the Gods to give to his creation.  

Clay is a material that has longbeen associated with ideas of creation and even the bestowing of life,  given the common use of clay for human sculptures.  In many ways the Promethean myth is re-enacted through time with each sculptor forging their own man from clay.  

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