Queen Penelope and their son Telemachus were awaiting the return of Odysseus, whose ships ended up off the island of the Cyclops.
The Greeks destroy Troy, then sail away until caught in gales. Sheltering off Thrace Achilles ghost demands human sacrifice.
Odysseus finally arrives home, but has to decide what to do with more than 100 suitors to his wife Penelope.
Odysseus and his crew survive their encounter with the Sirens, but the hero has to endure 7 years with Calypso before he meets Nausicaä.
How Odysseus and his crew escaped the one-eyed giant Polyphemus, then became turned into pigs by the sorceress Circe.
Wife of Odysseus, here are some fine paintings which tell a little of her side of the story. How she not only remained faithful, but some of the challenges she faced.
At the peak of his career, he tackled his most complex classical myth, painted a patron in the South Tirol, and the founder of modern zoos. And then…
The story of Odysseus meeting Nausicaä has been a major influence in Western narrative. How has it been shown in paintings?
Turner’s style may have become radical, but he continued to paint narrative works throughout his career.