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Aegean Nocturne
This picture was conceived as an illustration from Homer’s Odyssey, complete with an ancient Greek sailing ship and possibly a temple or garden. 
Another artist persuaded me to leave the landscape unembellished, and today I think the picture gains an air of mystery from its simplicity. I still call it an illustration from the Odyssey; but whatever happened here is past, and the participants have moved on.