MAFFEI, Francesco
(b. ca. 1600, Vicenza, d. 1660, Vicenza)

Circe and Ulysses

c. 1650
Oil on canvas, 130 x 161 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

This picture, and its companion piece Perseus Beheading Medusa, exemplify residual Mannerism surviving in the fully Baroque form that characterizes so much of this artist's style, the consequence of his training in Vicenza.