Medium of Art and Technique of the Artist
Leon Kroll's work on St. Johns Bay caught my attention immediately because it depicted people hanging out by the water, something that I value and miss from my hometown of Jupiter, Florida. The scene with statuesque figures is a great example of this artists ability to merge figurative and landscape subjects. This painting is supposed to be a view of the Saint-Jean-de-Luz which is a coastal village on the French-Spanish border. What I found interesting from the description next to the painting was that it is not a depiction of an actual spot in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, but a blend of multiple sites. This work reminds me of more peaceful times and makes me look forward to Spring break.