Flirt
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 11x14 in

  • Saying hello and goodbye, like day and night, go hand in hand.
  • Romantic stories of this sort are forever the source of poetic inspiration.
  • Consider the classic tale of Tristan and Isolde.

Even though the possible attributes of connection (such as the mooring rope) are present in the painting, the artist does not quite follow the traditional "marriage of true minds" approach. The metaphor of coming together and drifting apart appears to be more complicated here. The woman is full of playful zest. The sailor – cast as the ship's figurehead – is moving forward with determination.

The artist fills the painting with the blue light of boundless skyline. It speaks of the muchneeded spiritual bonding between woman and man, of overcoming the psychological barrier before they can become truly close.