On this Day in the History of Art: Ludovido Carracci born (1555), Charlotte Brontë born (1815)
Because the Atlas Shrugged movie just came out I thought it would be fun to post a week of images of Atlas by various artists.
Creation Date: c. 490-480 BC
Location: National Archeological Museum, Athens, Greece
This vase, painted by an unknown Greek given the name "the Athena Painter," depicts Hercules temporarily taking over Atlas' job, which according to mythology, is something he did. In a bizarre twist of modern-day expectations, the earth and heavens depicted here are flat!