Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and Ares]

Media: Charcoal and Chalk on Kraft Paper
Detail shots below artwork

Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Charcoal and Chalk on Kraft Paper
 
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  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Hephaestus
    Hephaestus (Vulcan), with his back turned to his wife Aphrodite (Venus), as he pretends to leave for Corinth so that she then consorts with her lover Ares (Mars). The lovers are then captured in an invisible and unbreakable net, made by Hephaestus, to be hauled before Zeus and the gods of Olympus for judgment.
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Disbelief
    Hephaestus holds his head in disbelief, as Zeus (Jupiter) refuses to judge in his favor and instead chides Hephaestus for disgracing himself by making the affair public.
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Hammer Hand
    Detail of the hammer hand and arm of Hephaestus (Vulcan), the blacksmith, jeweler, inventor and goldsmith of the gods.
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Smithy's Shoulder
    Close-up of the right shoulder of Hephaestus (Vulcan)
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Arm of Tongs
    Detail of the arm which hold's the smithy's tongs and back of Hephaestus (Vulcan)
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Buttocks
    Lower back and buttocks of the god Hephaestus (Vulcan)
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Humiliated
    A humiliated and disgraced Aphrodite (Venus) holds down her head as she waits upon Zeus' (Jupiter) judgement while the gods look on and laugh at her unfaithfulness.
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Humiliated (detail)
    Detail of the head and shoulder of the goddess Aphrodite (Venus)
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Humiliated (detail 2)
    Close-up of Aphrodite's (Venus') hair and head
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Breasts of Aphrodite
    Detail of the breasts of Aphrodite
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Arms Crossed
    Aphrodite (Venus) sits with arms crossed next to Ares (Mars)
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Left Knee
    The left knee of and thigh of the goddess Aphrodite (Venus)
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Right Hand
    Close-up of the right hand of the goddess Aphrodite
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Left Hand
    Detail of the left hand and right thigh of the goddess Aphrodite (Venus)
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Ares Disgraced
    The god Ares (Mars) as he expresses his disgrace for being brought before Zeus (Jupiter) and the gods in full light of his affair with Aphrodite (Venus)
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Ares' Arm
    Detail of the right arm of Ares, the god of war
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Ares' Hand
    Close-up of Ares' (Mars) hand, as it rests upon his hip
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Ares' Thighs
    Detail of Ares' thighs and right knee
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Head Holding
    Detail of Ares (Mars) holding his head
  • Ensnared [Hephaestus with Aphrodite and and Ares] by Tom Mallon - Head Holding (detail)
    Close-up of Ares's left hand as it grasps his head in disgrace
 
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