Join National Gallery guides for an audio-description and discussion of this month’s art through words painting Turner: Ulysses deriding Polyphemus – Homer’s Odyssey.
Ulysses is standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon (‘Odyssey’, Book 9).
Each session begins with a description of the painting and ends with a visit to the galleries. Please meet at the Sainsbury Wing foyer by 11.30 am.