Banishment [Titans Exiled to Tartarus]

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

Banishment by Tom Mallon - Charcoal and Chalk on Kraft Paper
 
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  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Crius collapsing
    Crius -Who had conspired with his brother Cronus, King of the Titans, to overthrow their father Uranus is now damned to Tartarus by Zeus with Cronus and their other brothers Hyperion, Coeus and Iapetus who has just succeeded in usurping his father Cronus.
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Crius collapsing (detail)
    Close-up of Crius' head as he gazes down upon Eurybia
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Crius collapsing (detail 2)
    Detail of Crius' chest in raking light
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Eurybia, Consort to Crius
    Eurybia, the Titaness of the Sea, "who has a heart of flint within her" writhes upon the damp, dark floor of Tartarus next to her husband Crius. She rejects her fate and instead plots how to employ the creatures of the waters, from the earth above, to aid in her escape.
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Titaness Eurybia (detail)
    Close-up of Eurybia's head and left arm
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Titaness Eurybia (detail 2)
    Detail of Eurybia's chest and abdomen as she plots her escape while lying on Tartarus floor.
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Huddled
    Three central figures huddled together, Hyperion is to the left, Cronus, fallen King of the Titans is to the right and the Titaness Theia is to the bottom front
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Hyperion, The High One
    Hyperion is damned with his brother Cronus. He had aided Cronus in the usurping of their father Uranus but is undone by Cronus' son Zeus and sentenced to Tartarus along with the others who fought against Zeus.
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Hyperion, The High One (detail)
    Detail of Hyperion's right arm and hand as it wraps around his neck
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Hyperion, The High One (detail 2)
    Close-up of Hyperion's chest and left leg in raking light
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Cronus, Fallen King
    The curse of Uranus is come to pass as Cronus, who usurped his father Uranus, with the aid of his brother Crius to obtain the crown of King of the Titans, is now undone and overthrown by his own son Zeus, who has sentenced him along with his brothers to am an eternity in Tartarus.
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Cronus, Fallen King (detail)
    Cronus shown crouched in despair with his arms wrapped around his neck and legs
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Theia, Daughter of Uranus
    Theia, the oldest child of Uranus and Consort to Hyperion, is sentenced to an eternity in the cold, damp corners of Tartarus.
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Theia, Daughter of Uranus (detail)
    Detail of Theia's right foot as she kneels upon it
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Iapetus, Father of Atlas
    Iapetus, son of Uranus and Gaia is undone along with his brother Cronus in a failed war against Zeus after a war waged to retain Cronus upon the throne as King of the Titans
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Iapetus, Father of Atlas (detail)
    Close-up of Iapetus' ribs and back muscles
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Menoetius & Coeus
    Menoetius is shown in the foreground with the Titan Coeus in the rear
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Menoetius
    Menoetius, whose name translates to "doomed might", was killed by Zeus's thunderbolt during Titanomachy, the war successfully waged by Zeus to oust Cronus', son of Uranus, as King of the Titans.
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Menoetius (detail)
    Detail of Menoetius as he pounds his fists against his head in despair over the lost war with Zeus, his sudden painful death, and his foreboding future
  • Banishment ~ Titans Exiled to Tartarus by Tom Mallon - Coeus, Son of Uranus
    Coeus, one of Cronus' brother who attempted to defeat Zeus in his bid for the crown is now sentenced to Tartarus for his role in the war.
 
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