La Fleuve (1913) – Leon Spilliaert
Ghent today, lovely work by Leon Spilliaert, very sensual, very erotic though not in a stroky way.
Unfortunately permission was not granted to photograph this work.
The work depicts a seated female, seen from behind left from a birdseye perpective. This point of view accentuates here pear-like voluptuousness. The tone is dark, reminiscent of Gauguin’s Tahitian ladies.
The woman is seated on a rock overlooking the sea. Just as the Danish Mermaid  protects the city of Copenhagen, this siren has been protecting the imaginary coast of the Belgian seaside since 1913.
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One day I will find a decent online copy of this painting and point you to it. For now, please accept the substitute.
In the meantime, let me show you these: