Landscape with Polyphemus
Oil on canvas, 59.06 x 78.35 inches [150 x 199 cm]
Hermitage, St Petersburg
Landscape with Polyphemus marks the beginning of Poussin's final period, that in which poetry rises to an all-embracing feeling for the world - still, however, interpreted through a mythological guise.
The subject for the Landscape with Polyphemus was borrowed from "Metamorphoses" by Ovid. A terrible one-eyed giant Polyphemus anamoured of nymph Galathea is singing of his love on a pipe.