Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Seascape (June)

'Seascape near Les-Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer', 1888.

Visiting Van Gogh, his world as much elation as anguish. Lively and bright is the sea near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer on what must be a May or June day in the northern hemisphere. Perfect sailing weather: fairly flat water and good breezes. Someone could go out all day, without a care in the world. In the middle distance a boat, interior red, is going the clappers over deep blue. Same red as his signature lower left. A signature with the flow and curve of the boat, because Vincent’s the boat, racing over blue, forgetting for now family troubles, painting, money, people…

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