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
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.