John Slavin

Portfolio: 8. Pyrenees Orientales

Mediterranean Mountains
Moonrise over Perpignan

Moonrise over Perpignan

The top quarter is sky -- green gray cloud and moon over black sea. Descending red perpendicular rays from the moon on extreme right bleed into barren rock and coiling mists. The palette is restrained but rather than subdued it is stong on contrast. The forms are gigantic -- skyscape, seascape, landscape -- even moonscape. Our eyes descend from the moon through bars of mountain cloud and rock to red, blue, green and yellow interlacing thorn.

Original
Oil on canvas
40" x 32"
Can be seen at The Secret Gallery