The Leper from Calidon
The Leper from Calidon

Calidon, or Spinalonga, is a Greek island east of Crete, the site of the last leper colony in Europe. The painting illustrates an imaginary event: a leper uprising against the Ottoman rule in the 16th century. The headstrong leader of the rebellion gazes off to the horizon, towards the advancing Turkish fleet.

Technical note: my first attempt to simulate the look of an oil painting on wood panel.