Our young Neapolitan woman, after picking some flowers, is basking in the sun while scanning the horizon.
This is an idyllic image of Italy that this American artist has chosen to show us, an artist whose artistic career we know nothing about.
The use of a brightly colored palette and a light touch expresses a feeling of delight, only the threat of Vesuvius in the distance with the smoke rising from its summit underlines the painful existence of human beings confronted with the devastating whims of nature.
In 1906 an eruption occurred that killed more than 100 people and ejected more lava than had ever been measured during an eruption of Vesuvius. But nothing in this painting seems to foreshadow what would happen a few years later. On the contrary, Travers depicts an ideal view of the sun-drenched Almafi coast, an azure sea, and this bunch of grapes hanging ready to be picked by this beautiful young woman with black hair.
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