Poussin Paintings

Baroque

Paintings Reproductions Poussin, Nicolas Landscape with Polyphemus
Poussin Paintings 1594 - 1665  France, Baroque

Landscape with Polyphemus

Oil on canvas, 59.06 x 78.35 inches [150 x 199 cm]

Hermitage, St Petersburg

Mythological Art

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OIL PAINTING:  Landscape with Polyphemus

      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.