The Myth of Sisyphus Picture

Three-hour gouache painting using a triad from the color wheel (yellow-orange, blue-green, red-violet) for my color class. The assignment was to re-design a book cover, I chose Albert Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus and other essays", although the myth isn't his.

In Greek mythology, Sisyphus is condemned by the gods to push a boulder up a hill for the rest of eternity. What better punishment than eternal arduous labor? Camus chose to show the idea that Sisyphus can be heroic by being graceful about his punishment, so I chose to not show any kind of strain.
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