Description of Sunset on Swan Cove Bessemer Michigan
Typically a landscape painting would try to capture a singular snap shot of a moment in time. Monet would work furiously for an hour and then set aside the canvas for another time. The next time the weather conditions were the same and at the exact same hour he would work again, capturing the nuance of light and color inherent in that space and time and season.
The cubist looked at structure from many perspectives at once.
Consider this sunset as a painting of a week’s worth of sunsets from start to finish, like time-lapsed photographed. The energy of changing light and wind with the passing and coming of clouds; the ever-changing reflections and absence of reflections. I enjoy seeing a thousand sunsets in this one painting.