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~The Old Man and the Sea~ Oil on canvas, 16.5x11.7 inch (42x30 cm)

This piece was inspired by the classic 1952 novel, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway.

The scene depicts the starlit vigil of the man, in his epic attempt to catch a mythically large Marlin off the coast of Cuba. In particular, the piece attempts to capture the philosophical peace that settles upon the man despite his struggle, when he reflects on the necessity of his task and the beauty of the cosmos: 'The first stars were out. He did not know the name of Rigel but he saw it and knew soon they would all be out and he would have all his distant friends. 'The fish is my friend too,' he said aloud. 'I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars.''

Modest in size, the scene was painted on robust canvas paper, and is framed simply.



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Materials used:

Oil, canvas

Old Man and the Sea (2015)

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