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Odilon Redon

The Cyclops

The Cyclops, Odilon Redon
The Cyclops, zoomed in
65.8 cmThe Cyclops scale comparison52.7 cm
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The Cyclops is a Symbolist Oil on Paper Painting created by Odilon Redon in 1914. It lives at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Netherlands. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Greek and Roman Mythology and The Nude in Art. Download

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The Cyclops Polyphemus spies on the sleeping Nereid Galathea from behind a mountain. Polyphemus was a famously violent man-eating giant of Greek mythology, yet Odilon Redon has transformed him into a gentle guardian. A shy beast quietly watching the movements of humans.

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