BOUND FOR DISTANT SHORES
19" x 25"
Limited Edition Giclee Canvas: 325
Love and parting, heavenly corner and
dangerous journeys are the eternal symbols existing in close
connection. Love and parting are eternal friends, a fine Russian poet
said. It is a timeless theme of artists and poets all over the world.
This painting could be interpreted in various ways. For example, we
could fill it with the events of the Greek myth about wanderings of
Odysseus. The hero landed on the island of Ogygia – home to the nymph
Calypso, located far away in the Western Ocean. He spent seven years
living with the nymph among the nature of paradise. The Sorceress
promised immortality to him, but Odysseus preferred to continue the
way of knowledge and exploits. He set sail leaving Ogygia and his two
sons. But the hero saw, for a long time, an airy image of Calypso,
retained by the outline of coastal cliffs.