Title: Mer Mediterranee
Material: oil on canvas
Year: 1991 SOLD
All men owe honor to the poets – honor and awe, for they are the dearest to the Muse who puts upon their lips the ways of life. – Homer (the Odyssey)
“Mer Mediterranee” reports on my experience at the Mediterranean shore while visiting Nice on the French Riviera. The water was sticky, the air looked greenly sulphuric on the horizon, and the un-sculpted gravel beach dropped off so sharply into the waves that I actually had to save a child who fell off the beach and into the wine-dark sea. The child’s mother, already irked at some Japanese businessmen who were trying to photograph her in her pride, was less grateful than I expected her to be. Sea la vie say the old folks.
This painting is now a part of the Star Collection of Artistic Masterpieces (S.C.A.M.) of Fishersville, Virginia.