Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Sarabande at Ferriola

7 x 5 inches/17 x 13 cms
mixed media on paper
Sold - Private Collection

This is another view of the cellist playing on her balcony at Ferriola. It is now evening and she is illuminated by lamplight, the square beneath her house is in darkness, and the music is wafting across it in the night air. The Sarabande forms one of the six movements that comprise each of Bach's six Cello Suites. A Sarabande is literally a slow dance, originally from Spain, which makes it an entirely appropriate accompaniment to this painting.

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