lit-from-below

Lit from below, seen from above.

North East Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mediterranean coast.
(Elements of this image furnished by NASA)

Egypt, The River Nile, The Red Sea, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, The Black Sea, Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, & a slice of southern Italy.

On the Landing (c.1912-1913). Rupert Bunny (Australian, 1864-1947). Oil on canvas.

The artist’s loose handling of paint and sensitive treatment of light are notable features. Here the standing figure’s face is cast in deep shadow, forming an effective contrast to the bright sunlit background. Both women’s features are gently up-lit from below. Their flowing dresses of indiscriminate form are rendered with assured brush strokes.