There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). ‘The 10 minutes of a pear’ 15x20 cm, oil on canvas board. Again an exercise with the tetrachrome palet

Amazing what you can do with only Payne’s gray, white, yellow ochre and permanent red. The secret formula invented in Greek antiquity by the famous Painter Apelles from Colophon (370 bce), courtpainter from Alexander de Grote (according to Plinius in Naturalis Historia).
AFTER COVID CITY TRIP TIP 4:  Go to NAPELS and experience the tetrachromatic, 7x3,5 m ALEXANDER MOZAÏEK (house of Faun, pompei) in the Archeological National museum