Ulysses deriding Polyphemus - Homer's Odyssey

Oil on canvas | 132.5 x 203cm | 1829

Joseph Mallord William Turner

The subject of this painting is taken from Book IX of Homer's Odyssey. It shows Ulysses sailing from the island where Polyphemus, a one-eyed giant, had held him and his men captive. Wearing a helmet and a scarlet cloak, Ulysses raises his arms in vic...
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