Un Sospiro – Painting

Posted by NikH

woman looking out to sea - seascape painting


“Un Sospiro”
Painting Acrylics on Canvas

100 x120cm

Painting of lady with umbrella looking out to a stormy sea.

——–Thank you, Michael H. Hanson,  for this beautiful poem! ——–

“This beautiful painting inspired my poem:”

Le Miroir de l’Amour
by Michael H. Hanson

I wonder if you think of me
when standing on your distant shore
cloaked in Aeolian finery
as lonely as I am heartsore.

I ponder if you greet the night
as I despair the setting moon
gazing upon sparkling twilight
and if my absence makes you swoon.

I fonder than all other men
who offer shallow reverence
send my ardour and acumen
with sweet, undying eloquence.

As heaven mirrored ‘pon the sea
this kiss, luminous, reflects me.

Poetry by Michael Hanson, received via Facebook, 20 Aug 2012

“Un Sospiro” = “a sigh”
This is a name given to Liszt piano piece Trois Études de Concert. It is a miss-name (imo), because the mood is more turbulent than a sigh.
And so is the miss-name of this painting.

The rolling waves are a force of nature that, though powerful, is totally dependent upon the elements of earth and sky. The woman looking out to sea, sees and feel the combined forces of nature. This force is so powerful, life forms are at its mercy.

Listen to this beautiful piano solo that brings to mind a painting of an ocean scene.