CARRACCI, Annibale
(b. 1560, Bologna, d. 1609, Roma)

Polyphemus and Acis

Galleria Farnese, Palazzo Farnese, Rome

The fresco depicts the scene when the jealous Cyclops Polyphemus hurls a rock at Acis, the beloved of the sea nymph Galatea.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 9 minutes):
George Frideric Handel: Acis and Galatea, Sinfonia and chorus