The sky as a canvas
“Every look at nature is a refinement upon art.” Turner
“The sky is the source of light in Nature and it governs everything.” Constable
The sky is a vast canvas of cloud a mashup of light and dark
the phenomenon that obsessed Constable in 1821 and 22
to note date, time, wind direction and velocity, barometric pressure
and cloud formations scudding over Hampstead Heath.
Turner said the skies over Thanet were the “loveliest in all Europe”
I would invite him here: the entire horizon a flickering light show
over the sea, microbats flicker overhead, and Venus shines
surprisingly bright with Saturn on her right shoulder.
Worth more than Cezanne’s “Card Players” bought for $268 million,
April 2011 by the Royal Family of Qatar.