De bekering van Venus


Prometheus stole fire from the Gods on the Olympus and gave it to the humans. He was punished for his hubris. Zeus chained him to a rock where an eagle (emblem of Zeus) came and picked out his liver. Every day the liver grew back and the torture would repeat.


Constant wanted to create a painting of Leda and the swan that differed from the paintings of his predecessors Delacroix and Cézanne, more sensuous and erotic.