TIBALDI, Pellegrino
(b. 1527, Puria (Valsolda), d. 1596, Milano)

The Blinding of Polyphemus (detail)

Sala di Ulisse, Palazzo Poggi, Bologna

In the figure of the giant Polyphemus, whom Odysseus is ramming on the eye with a stake, Tibaldi combines the models of Michelangelo's Adam from the Sistine ceiling and the ancient marble figure of Laocoön.