Bound for Distant Shores
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 20x25 in
- The adventures of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who longed to reach Ithaca after the fall of Troy, comes to mind.
- Washed ashore on the island of Ogygia, the dwelling place of the fair nymph Calypso, he stops there for 7 years and lives amid the beauty of paradise in a grapevine-covered grotto.
- The goddess promises him immortality, but Odysseus rather continue the journey and return home to distant shores. When the hero eventually leaves Ogygia, the image of Calypso appears in the outline of sea cliffs and follows him for a long time.
Love and the ordeal of parting – adieu – is a cheval
de bataille of artists and poets around the globe.«reathtaking destinations and risky voyages –
eternal symbols closely united. Love and the ordeal
of parting, go hand in hand.