John Slavin Art

Portfolio: 7. Pyrenees Orientales

Mediterranean Mountains
Moonrise at Perpignan

Moonrise at 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.

Oil on canvas
107cm x 87cm
Can be seen at Taigh na Teud