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Arnold Böcklin: Odysseus and Polyphemus  wikidata:Q20537891 
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creator QS:P170,Q123071
Arnold Böcklin: Odysseus and Polyphemus
Title
Odysseus and Polyphemus
Object type painting
Description
Böcklin’s original training as a landscape painter shines through in this unconventional interpretation of an episode from the ancient Greek epic poem the Odyssey. Crashing waves meet jagged rocks in a spray and scurry of foam. Escaping from the island of the Cyclopes—one-eyed, ill-tempered giants—the hero Odysseus calls back to the shore, taunting the Cyclops Polyphemus, who heaves a boulder after the boat. Unlike Academic colleagues who treated ancient mythology with reverence and solemnity, Böcklin often played up strange, grotesque, and even ridiculous elements of these stories, conjuring a pre-Classical world governed by violence and lust.
Date 1896
date QS:P571,+1896-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil and tempera on panel
Dimensions Height: 66 cm (25.9 ″); Width: 150 cm (59 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,66U174728;P2049,150U174728
institution QS:P195,Q49133
Current location
not on view
Accession number
2012.626
Object history A. von der Mühll-Bachofen, Basel (acquired in 1896)
Mrs. A. von der Mühll-Bachofen, Basel (widow of the above, by 1927)
Mrs. Fürstenberger-von der Mühll, Rheinfelden (by descent from the above by 1938)
Kunsthandlung Schulthess, Basel
Private Collection, Arlesheim, near Basel (by 1968)
Acquired by the present owner circa 2000
Exhibition history Basel, Kunsthalle, Böcklin-Jubiläums-Ausstellung, 1897, no. 84
Basel, Kunsthalle, Böcklin-Ausstellung, 1917, no. 123
Basel, Kunsthalle, Böcklin: Ausstellung zum Gedächtnis an seinen 50. Todestag, 1951, no. 121
Basel, Kunsthalle, Arnold Böcklin, Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Plastiken. Ausstellung zum 150. Geburtstag, 1977, no. 195
Darmstadt, Mathildenhöhe, Arnold Böcklin, Ausstellung zum 150. Geburtstag, 1977, no. 81
Credit line Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Gift of Laurence K. and Lorna J. Marshall
Inscriptions Monogram and date bottom left: AB 1896
References Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ArtDaily.org announcement preceding its purchase
Source/Photographer Sotheby's London, 11 June 2012, lot 8 (has longer description)
Other versions Arnold Böcklin - Odysseus und Polyphemus (1896).jpg

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