I was a high school art teacher for 8 years. This a demonstration piece I created for my students.
Just me on a normal day.
The ‘wine-dark sea’ is an epithet commonly used by Homer in his famous epics to denote a time of day, and a passage of time. Due to the volcanic conditions of the sky in the Hellenic landscape, the sea looked a purple-red, similar to the color of red wine.
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