Farewell Kiss
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 21x26 in

  • Despite its romantic underpinnings, this painting could well be regarded alongside the artist's epic Mythology of the Oceans and Heavens.
  • With the central theme of heaven and earth being as one – like the cosmic egg in mythology – everything that happens down below gets reflected above.

The image is a metaphor for the lovers' farewell. The red color of the clouds in the fading light speaks of a passion spent.

The signs of departure are there – the boat awaiting the sailor and the sea chest he put down for a moment while saying goodbye to the woman on the shore.