ANDRÉ DURAND PAINTINGS 1968-1999

ACIS STONED 1996 – 76 x 101

The story of the love of Acis and the sea-nymph Galatea appears in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. There the jealous Cyclops Polyphemus, who also loves Galatea, comes upon them embracing and crushes his rival with a boulder. His destructive passion comes to nothing when Galatea changes Acis into a river spirit as immortal as herself. The episode was made the subject of poems, operas, paintings and statues in the Renaissance and after.

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