|Carlos Enríquez, Abduction of the Mulatto Women, 1938, oil on canvas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana|
The picture is an orchestration of light, airy, translucent color masses that twist, turn, and spin in a compressed space. Right side up, as it is above, that much is clear.
The now bottom of the picture, like fluffy blue/pink cotton-candy, wisps, curls, and floats creating pockets of space made deeper by the vertical, delicate, curving “palm trees” as they set off the dove-tailing landscape of rolling hills in the far distance.
Rubens, The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, c. 1617, Alte Pinakothek, Munich
|Pascin, Southern Scene, 1915, Barnes|