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Eye Candy for Today: Turner’s Ulysses

Ulysses deriding Polyphemus, JMW Turner
Ulysses deriding Polyphemus — Homer’s Odyssey by Joseph Mallord William Turner

In the National Gallery, London. Use fullscreen and zoom controls to right of the image.


One response to “Eye Candy for Today: Turner’s Ulysses”

  1. Turner died in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, on 19 December 1851. He is said to have uttered the last words “The sun is God” before expiring. At his request he was buried in St Paul’s Cathedral, where he lies next to Sir Joshua Reynolds. Reynolds who was president of the Royal Academy at the time when Turner was only fourteen years of age, chaired the panel that admitted him.
    I remember some time ago standing in front of one of his seascape paintings thinking how huge it was. Awesome!