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Hephaistos' forge. Series Mythological poems and portraits is a creation by the artist Jos Letschert. Category picture. Hephaistos is the God of the blacksmiths and the patron of Arts. He is the son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by his mother because of his lameness and ugliness. She thrown him from the Olympus down to earth. Hephaistos has a workshop under a volcano and his work causes frequently eruptions. He designed and created marvelous artwork for other Gods, the armor of Achilles e.g., or the shield of Athena.…

Hephaistos' forge. Series Mythological poems and portraits

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Hephaistos is the God of the blacksmiths and the patron of Arts. He is the son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by his mother because of his lameness and ugliness. She thrown him from the Olympus down to earth. Hephaistos has a workshop under a volcano and his work causes frequently eruptions. He designed and created marvelous artwork for other Gods, the armor of Achilles e.g., or the shield of Athena. Prometheus stole the fire from the forge of Hephaistos and gave it to mankind.
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Equipment Acryl, bronze, indian ink on canvas 100x120
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Uploaded 18 May 2017 at 03:00pm
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Award for the jury selection 22 May 2017 at 11:38pm
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Henri Manguy avatar
Henri Manguy I see a corner at the bottom of a dark cavern from which I expect to see some winged and clawed demon arise ...
18 May 2017 at 03:07pm
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Jos Letschert Henri, the best thing is that it is evoking imagination. In your case: it works! Thanks for that!
18 May 2017 at 03:11pm
Katerina Apostolakou avatar
Katerina Apostolakou Wonderful abstraction!
18 May 2017 at 04:52pm
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Jos Letschert Thanks a lot Katerina!
18 May 2017 at 04:58pm
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Suzan Armağan Superb !..
18 May 2017 at 06:48pm
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Jos Letschert Suzan, thanks a lot for your compliment!
18 May 2017 at 07:13pm
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Roland Hoffmann mystique and full of imagination.
18 May 2017 at 07:30pm
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Jos Letschert Roland, thank you very much for your observation of the forge. Yes, indeed, my intention is to leave a lot of space for the imagination of the one who looks at it.
18 May 2017 at 07:34pm
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Jos Letschert Philomena, I am very pleased about your comment. Thank you very much!
18 May 2017 at 07:36pm
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Gérard Verbecelte Beautiful invitation to free interpretation ... excellent !
18 May 2017 at 07:39pm
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Jos Letschert Gérard, thanks a lot for this encouraging comment. I am very pleased that you like it!
18 May 2017 at 07:43pm
Marcel Marcu avatar
Marcel Marcu Beautiful !
18 May 2017 at 09:02pm
Pierre Vogel avatar
Pierre Vogel Une oeuvre exceptionnelle !
18 May 2017 at 09:13pm
Joseph Aieta avatar
Joseph Aieta A dark word !
18 May 2017 at 10:03pm
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Jos Letschert Marcel, Pierre and Joseph, thanks a lot for the appreciation of the dark world of Hephaistos. He has a very dualistic character, for now I only show his forge. Maybe I try to make his portrait once. It will not be one of the most easy jobs. He is ugly and tender, cruel and generous, an artist and a rowdy.
18 May 2017 at 10:21pm
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Radek Kilinski Strong forging. Great underground mood, the anvil power pours out the desire for transformation. (strong one)
18 May 2017 at 10:28pm
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Michaela Sibi Magnificent!
18 May 2017 at 10:38pm
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John Hwang Fabulous work!
18 May 2017 at 10:57pm
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Edna Dott A true mystery of a painting, enigmatic and possibly 'misunderstood', like Hephaistos. A darker side of your talent.. so intriguing with the many textures. It holds the viewer captive for a long time. Great great work, Jos.
19 May 2017 at 06:21am
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George Oncioiu Interesting, surprising and different as plastic approach...
19 May 2017 at 08:05am
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Jos Letschert Radek, thanks a lot for your close observation. I think you have got the message.
19 May 2017 at 09:43am
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Jos Letschert Michaela, thank you very much for your compliment!
19 May 2017 at 09:44am
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Jos Letschert John, I am very pleased that you like it!
19 May 2017 at 09:44am
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Jos Letschert Edna, yes indeed, it is full of possibilities for misunderstanding, like Hephaistos himself. You are right. I am very pleased that you appreciate the painting, especially why it is not a very accessible painting. It shows the darkness of the forge, the glowing fire, the desire, the fate. I think it has possibilities for multi-interpretations, and so it is ment to be.
19 May 2017 at 09:48am
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Jos Letschert George, thank you for your observations and compliment. I do appreciate it very much!
19 May 2017 at 09:49am
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Claude de Maisonneuve A beautiful mystery !
19 May 2017 at 09:56am
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Jos Letschert Claude and Bea, thank you very much for the encouraging comments!
19 May 2017 at 11:33am
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Michèle Tortissier Quelle profondeur dans cette œuvre attirante, comme l'envie d'aller plonger dans son mystère
19 May 2017 at 12:24pm
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Jos Letschert Michèle, merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires merveilleux.
19 May 2017 at 12:46pm
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Isabelle Vive Amazing!
19 May 2017 at 01:46pm
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Jos Letschert Isabelle, thanks a lot for your comment. Hephaistos and I are really pleased!
19 May 2017 at 02:07pm
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Jos Letschert Thierry, thanks a lot for your comment and compliment. I am very pleased about it!
19 May 2017 at 05:28pm
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Jos Letschert Jan and Carmelita, thanks a lot for your observations and compliments!
19 May 2017 at 07:38pm
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Piotr Czekalski Excellent !
19 May 2017 at 10:49pm
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Paul Surdulescu Amazing!
20 May 2017 at 04:31am
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Ret Markus Beautiful ambivalence between cold and hot. It is a seductive Hephaistos that you give us to see ...
20 May 2017 at 06:25am
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Regina Susanne Borchert kompliment-erinnert mich auch an eine wunde-eine wunde in der schmiede des schicksals
20 May 2017 at 08:26am
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Jef Van Den Houte Beautiful creation
20 May 2017 at 09:33am
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Jos Letschert Paul, thanks a lot for your compliment!
20 May 2017 at 09:53am
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Jos Letschert Piotr, very pleased that you like it!
20 May 2017 at 09:53am
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Jos Letschert Regina Susanne, ja recht hast du, es ist ein verwundete Mann, eine Metapher für eine verletzte Menschheit, sein Schmiede ist ein Brutplatz für das Schreckliche und das schöne. Hephaistos könnte ein Beispiel sein für Entmutigung und Ermutigung, zB in der Erziehung, über Chancen und Schicksal und was daraus wird. Danke für deine Beobachtung!
20 May 2017 at 09:59am
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Jos Letschert Jef, dank je wel voor je commentaar, zeer gewaardeerd!
20 May 2017 at 09:59am
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Jos Letschert Ret, yes seductive, both sides of a coin indeed. Thanks for your observation.
20 May 2017 at 10:00am
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Maria Frodl Impressive!
20 May 2017 at 03:12pm
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Jos Letschert Maria, danke schön für dein Kompliment!
20 May 2017 at 03:55pm
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Ange Orsa +++++
20 May 2017 at 04:02pm
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Jos Letschert Ange, thanks a lot for your appreciation.
20 May 2017 at 04:03pm
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Lucas Dumrauf Wonderful work!
20 May 2017 at 06:49pm
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Jos Letschert Lucas, thank you very much for your compliment!
20 May 2017 at 07:11pm
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Yucel Basoglu S U P E R B !
20 May 2017 at 09:59pm
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Regina Susanne Borchert "dein schmerz ist das aufbrechen der schale, die das verstehen birgt" kahlil gibran
21 May 2017 at 10:31am
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Jos Letschert Yucel, thank you very much for your compliment!
21 May 2017 at 11:04am
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Jos Letschert Regina Susanne, ja, das trifft glaube ich ganz genau. Danke für diese wertvolle Rückmeldung!
21 May 2017 at 11:05am
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Jos Letschert Joseph, thanks a lot for your appreciation!
21 May 2017 at 04:12pm
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Abi Katon Is hard to decoded but this really enigmatic and yet powerful!
21 May 2017 at 06:02pm
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Pascal M. Cardon Great work Jos!
21 May 2017 at 06:06pm
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Jos Letschert Katon, thanks a lot for your comment. Yes, it is a mysterious world Homer has left us, with gods with so many human characteristics, positive and negative. Hephaistos is kind of liaison officer between the upper- and the underworld, sometimes annoying, sometimes cruel, sometimes humid, sometimes modest. Besides that he is a patron of arts, that gives him extra points, don't you think too.
21 May 2017 at 07:21pm
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Jos Letschert Pascal, I am very pleased that you like the dark workshop of Hephaistos.
21 May 2017 at 07:21pm
Agata avatar
Agata fantastic work my friend
22 May 2017 at 09:48am
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Jos Letschert Agata, thanks a lot for your appreciation!
22 May 2017 at 11:55am
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Bertrand Guichoux Magnificent!
22 May 2017 at 01:58pm
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Jos Letschert Bertrand, thanks a lot for your appreciation!
22 May 2017 at 05:11pm
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Alessandro Rovelli Truly impressive!
22 May 2017 at 10:57pm
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Jos Letschert Alessandro, thanks a lot for your compliment!
23 May 2017 at 11:42am
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Agata fantastic work my friend
23 May 2017 at 12:38pm
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Jos Letschert Agata, thank you very much for your appreciation. I am very glad you like it!
23 May 2017 at 12:55pm
M W avatar
M W Impressive and solid art.
24 May 2017 at 12:28am
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Jos Letschert Thanks a lot M.W. Very much appreciated!
24 May 2017 at 09:43am
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Jos Letschert Romain, thanks for your comment. Yes, you are right, the resolution is an issue. The painting is from 2010. I took the photo with an old iPhone.
25 May 2017 at 10:51pm
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Jos Letschert Barbara, thank you so much for your nice and friendly compliment! Very much appreciated!
27 May 2017 at 11:16am
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Henk Aalberts An image that attracts the eye into a wonderful quest of patterns of colour and shapes...powerful work, Jos!
28 May 2017 at 12:52am
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Jos Letschert Henk, thanks a lot for your observations and for your comment!
28 May 2017 at 10:09am
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Simone Sander excellent!
3 June 2017 at 07:37pm
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Jos Letschert Chris, thanks a lot for your compliment! Very much appreciated!
3 June 2017 at 07:37pm
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Jos Letschert Doris, danke sehr für deine Anerkennung!
4 June 2017 at 07:14pm
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Vincenzo Cuccaro beautiful and mystique work full of imagination ...
9 June 2017 at 06:22am
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Jos Letschert Vincenzo, thanks a lot for your appreciation!
9 June 2017 at 09:23am
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Kerstin Stolzenburg Das Bild mag ich ganz besonders gern und nehme es mit zu meinen Favoriten.
2 July 2017 at 06:06am
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Jos Letschert Kerstin, danke schön für deine Rückmeldung. Darüber freue ich mich sehr!
2 July 2017 at 04:42pm
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Marga V Intriguing.
8 July 2017 at 01:39pm
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Jos Letschert Margaretha, dank je hartelijk voor je compliment!
8 July 2017 at 05:29pm
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Jos Letschert Eriko, I am very pleased about your feedback, thanks!
30 October 2017 at 11:15am
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Wilma Eras Zinderend.
8 November 2017 at 10:16pm
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Jos Letschert Wilma, dank je hartelijk voor je commentaar!
9 November 2017 at 10:50am
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Jos Letschert Patrick, merci beaucoup!
12 November 2017 at 12:02pm
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Meral Alkim Your fantastic painting works lead me mostly into the mythology, which I usually do not pursue so intensely.
Thanks for that, dear Jos Letschert!
7 December 2018 at 11:47am
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Jos Letschert Meral, always a pleasure to receive your encouraging feedback,
7 December 2018 at 01:30pm
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