Courtyard, Trindade, oil on card, 14 x 17 cm
A picture in a "Japanese" vernacular, via French Intimism.
The courtyards visible from my flat have enormous potential as subjects: art as the revealing of secrets, the hidden made known. Art of this sort is the opposite of propaganda and kitsch, which deals in falsehoods.
Next time I will try to capture the lady responsible for the washing, though she only ever appears fleetingly to hang or remove her laundry.