In this 2016 series "The Mediterranean," German painter Hans Benda focused on lands and islands seen from sailors’ eyes. Gentle mountain silhouettes against murky skies are reflected in calm waters of coasts and harbors. A hazy hill with olive trees, a sun-blasted oasis, a thin waterfall, swelling clouds. In simple idyllic scenes meticulously painted in small to moderate scale, Benda’s nuanced brush captures the enigma of unfamiliar terrain.
Directly from the artist
Solo exhibition "The Mediterranean" at MIYAKO YOSHINAGA, 2016