Solitaire IV

Title : Solitaire IV
Artist : Marie-Pascale LE GOFF
Creation date : 2022
Dimensions : 20 x 60 x 3.5 cm
Medium and materials : Acrylic on canvas painted with a knife and brush

Context and Inspiration

“Solitaire IV” is a work produced in 2022. This painting is part of a series of five canvases exploring themes of solitude and nocturnal contemplation. Inspired by seascapes and starry nights, the artist uses a palette of red and navy blue to capture the mystical and contemplative atmosphere of the scene.

Visual Description

The painting shows a solitary sailboat sailing under a starry sky, illuminated by a large red moon. The calm sea reflects the light of the moon, creating a serene and mysterious ambiance. The colors used are mainly red and navy blue, accentuating the contrast between land, sea and sky.

Painting Techniques and Materials

I use the knife and brush painting technique to apply acrylic to canvas, creating rich and dynamic textures. Visible stabs and brushstrokes add depth and movement, accentuating the details of the sailboat, reflections, and night sky.

Thematic Analysis

“Solitaire IV” explores themes of solitude, contemplation and natural beauty. The solitary sailboat symbolizes individuality and adventure, while the starry sky and shimmering sea invite reflection and appreciation of moments of calm and tranquility.