Charles Lebayle was a French painter and stained-glass artist (Paris 1856 – 1898 Paris).
He must have had a vulnerable character. He hesitated between traditional academic painting and working in stained glass.
Homer, author of the Iliad and of the Odyssey, is the starting point (at an incredibly high level) of Western literature. This mysterious painting shows him as a blind bard with the naked genius of poetry, set against a beautiful Greek sundown.