An Escargot in Anjou

 

This painting started with just wanting to have fun! I had this cute picture of a snail in the rain, and another of a beautiful wooden gate on a stormy afternoon. The combination of both completely brought me back to my childhood to this one song...

...about a snail struggling to go up a slope! It was one of Haydn’s melodies, and the lyrics describe the tremendous difficulty of this poor snail of going up a hill. It ends with a grandiose finale with lots of violins, conveying the explosion of pride for this little escargot who succeeded despite all the challenges it faced.

In my painting, the gate is the goal, the rain shows how slippery the road is, and the accompanying lyrics in my head are hilarious - they show that we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. And in case you’re curious, here are the lyrics! In French:
Un escargot sans peur grimpait la rude pente d'un fraisier
Il va tout doucement, il peine, il va tomber,
Encore un dur effort, victoire il est monté !
Tra la la la la, canons, tonnez,
Sonnez trompettes, le monde est à ses pieds.

 

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TitleAn Escargot in Anjou
Year2016
Size11"x14"
MediaCollage and Oil paint on Masonite
Contact me to purchase the original at marion@marionsworkshop.com

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TitleAn Escargot in Anjou
Year2016
Size11"x14"
MediaCollage and Oil paint on Masonite
Contact me to purchase the original at marion@marionsworkshop.com
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Last Update 2018-06-03
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without
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marion@marionsworkshop.com