The Sirens and Ulysses

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 2, 2021 is The Sirens and Ulysses.

The Sirens and Ulysses is a very large oil painting by the English artist William Etty, first exhibited in 1837. It depicts the scene from Homer’s Odyssey in which Ulysses (Odysseus) resists the bewitching song of the Sirens by having his ship’s crew tie him up, while they are ordered to block their own ears to prevent themselves from hearing the song.…