Dance on the Shore
The Dance of Life
on Feb 17, 2002:
on the shore
Following up on the last comment: it was mentioned that the sun
draws the eyes to the bottom of the painting, and that the bottom
is a mystery. A face is noticeable in a rock on the right, perhaps
the mystery could be a lost love, buried in the sand of the beach,
between that face and the protrusion on the other end of the beach?
Maybe some sort of longing that is felt and unable to be fulfilled?
wrote on Jul 2, 2001:
It's as though the water grabs out to the land while whispering
untold secrets. This is where Munch draws in the mystery. The
mounds and rocks bring it all together holding on to an untold
story which is why the sun is drawing your eyes closer to the
bottom of the painting. The bottom of the mystery.
Great Modern Masters:
The Mystery of a Summer Night, 1892
Oil on canvas
86.5 x 124.5