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CaptionThe hero himself is first seen weeping on a beach "… as always / wrenching his heart with sobs and groans and anguish / gazing out over the barren sea through blinding tears” 5.93–95. Odysseus wants to go home. At first understandably skeptical of Calypso’s offer of freedom he soon joins preparations for his departure. _________________ Arnold Böcklin [16 October 1827 – 16 January 1901] was a Swiss symbolist painter. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. Schirmer who recognized in him a student of exceptional promise sent him to Antwerp and Brussels where he copied the works of Flemish and Dutch masters. Böcklin then went to Paris worked at the Louvre and painted several landscapes. --- --- --- Influenced by Romanticism his painting is symbolist with mythological subjects often overlapping with the Pre-Raphaelites. His pictures portray mythological fantastical figures along classical architecture constructions often revealing an obsession with death creating a strange fantasy world. --- --- --- Böcklin is best known for his five versions of Isle of the Dead which partly evokes the English Cemetery Florence close to his studio and where his baby daughter Maria had been buried. An early version of the painting was commissioned by a Madame Berna a widow who wanted a painting with a dream-like atmosphere. --- --- --- Clement Greenberg wrote in 1947 that Böcklin's work "is one of the most consummate expressions of all that was now disliked about the latter half of the nineteenth century." --- --- --- Legacy --- --- --- Böcklin's paintings especially Isle of the Dead inspired several late-Romantic composers.
HeadlineThe hero himself is first seen weeping on a beach
Keywordssymbolist Switzerland
Copyright Noticewiki/Arnold_Bocklin Odysseus and Calypso 1883 Böcklin
Byline (Photographer)Arnold Boecklin
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_B%C3%B6cklin
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