Every once in a while, a cruising family sails into an exquisite moment in the life of a boat and its people.
Two catboats run before an afternoon zephyr, returning home at the end of a day’s sail. There’s a delicate luminosity, a glow of diffused light, a sense of gentle movement in Peter Arguimbau’s 20-by-30 oil painting. It’s a simple work, but the story behind it is complex and delves deep into art history.
“Sir, I hasten to inform you that War was this day declared against Great Britain.”