Atlas by Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

Atlas by Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

Atlas

Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

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Title

Atlas

 
Artist
Year
1953  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
8 13/16 x 6 3/16" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 20 
Annotations
titled in pencil and editioned 
Reference
illustration for "The Age of Fable: or Stories of Gods and Heros" by Thomas Bulfinch, published by Heritage Press or Limted Editions Club in 1958; Georgetown University 1959, brochure no. 24 
Paper
ivory wove Rives 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
23762 
Price
$400.00 
Description

A lithograph done by Joseph Mugnaini in 1953, working with the California Master Printer, lithographer Lynton Kistler. From a series of mythological themes done in editions of 20. This impression is accompanied by an 'authentication' from Kistler and signed by Mugnaini.

Mugnaini began his long-time collaboration with author Ray Bradbury in 1952, during which time he interpreted and illustrated many of Bradbury's books, including "Fahrenheit 451" through the "Martian Chronicles".

Atlas was the leader of the Titans in their war against Zeus. Once defeated, Atlas was condemned to carry the heavens upon his shoulders. His symbol is the celestial sphere and he personified the quality of endurance. He was also the god who instructed mankind in the art of astronomy. Atlas also turned the heavens on their axis, causing the stars to revolve.

 

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