Friday Artfest: Against the Gods by Frank Frazetta
|Against the Gods by Frank Frazetta|
What a momentous painting this is!
Unlike Adam who extended his hand to touch the fingertip of a benevolent god, here we see a warrior with his blade upheld to the heavens challenging the might and dominance of the very gods that he was supposed to fear and honor.
Created in 1966 this early work of Frank Frazetta calls on many of the themes that would make him famous in later years as the warrior is designed with a mind bent on the perfection of the human body and the attention to detail spent on the prominent foreground images is outstanding. The ghostly eagle swooping about his ankles harkens back to the themes of bravery and independence that can so often be found in Frazetta’s works.