National Geographic : 1998 Dec
MUSEED'ORSAY,PARIS© PHOTOREUNIONDESMUSEESNATIONAUX omer had a front-row view of the eternal war between sea and shore at ProutsNeck, Maine. Yet peace broke out when girls danced under the moon in "A Summer Night." Otherpaintings originatedunder the influence of moonlight-sometimes abruptly.His nephew Arthur recalled an evening when Homer, sitting outside with an after-dinnercigar,jumped to his feet and announced: "I've got an idea! Good night, Arthur!"