Sunset on the Arno
- Author: Erin Murphy
- Oil on canvas
- Size: 50x50 cm
A single figure walks across the Ponte Vecchio. Because of the hours I keep it is a very common occurrence for me to see Florence almost empty. But only during lockdowns can you find Florence truly empty all day long. It’s a very odd experience, a mix of awe and loneliness. This painting has just a whisper of paint on the surface. The sunset itself is just a dash of paint. I painted it 8-10 years ago as an experiment to see what was the very minimum I could get by with. I can’t help but see the parallels with our present reality in Florence, 2021. In painting and in life I ask, “How much is enough?”
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