Woman on La Piazzetta with Bay of Naples, Capri, Italy
Woman eating a sandwich sitting on a small boat on the La Piazzetta with Bay of Naples in the distance of the photograph from the island of Capri, Italy. Atmospheric effects, compositional structure, and the cool color palette are reminiscent of Maxfield Parrish paintings. In the idyllic setting the woman becomes suggestive of Parrish’s neoclassical personages. The figure’s prosaic action of taking her lunch, her contemporary clothing, and plastic shopping bag contrasts with the mythological allusions. An otherworldly quality is imparted to the picture as two divergent versions of reality appear simultaneously present.