The sun on the way out at sunset, has to look back. It hung a key on the moon horn as a keepsake. This is not an ordinary key; it is the “Golden Key”! And, of cotise, this key keeps the memory of the Sun.
On the ocean shore we see a figure, looking up at the new moon with a prayer. This triangular figure is the keyhole in the hidden door waiting for the “Golden Key’s” return.
In the famous story, “Pinocchio,” by Carlo Collodi, the Golden Key opens the “Door” into the world of Dreams and Joy.
We can see another, more poetic motif in the painting: as one poet put it, “sad star, the evening star,” which appears to be “awaking the dormant dream.” Of course he meant Venus, names after the Greek Goddess.