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Wildfire

Artist unknown. Style of late Goya.

Oil on canvas. 30 cm x 45 cm.


Ochre foreground suggests oats or wheat.

Upper left is cerulean. Banded clouds

with alizarin crimson undersides


dissolve into haze of darkening red.

Middle left is burnt umber and ivory black.

At centre is a wide horizontal swath


of glowing cadmium red edged

with cad yellow billowing right,

swept by dry westerly wind.


Downwind of char and onrushing flame

is an indistinct squiggle of dark,

perhaps a human figure. Running.