Rhapsody is the first work in my Spain Camino series. I had revisited Spain in June this year, this time to the northwestern part to hike the famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage (aka the Way of St James), well at least bits of it. My journey went from Bilbao en route through several historic towns before reaching Santiago de Compostela where the tomb of St James lies. Burgos was our first "great Gothic cathedral" stop and a fave of mine :)

I love the winding streets, the poetic window sills, the bustling yet leisurely and relaxed atmosphere, with people from all over - pilgrims, adventurers, tourists, residents - all merrily enjoying the place and interlude in time. And this is the theme of Rhapsody - unconnected, rambling, yet naturally in harmony and peace, like a carefree bohemian song.

Title: Rhapsody (O48)
Description: A lyrical expressionist piece inspired by the bohemian atmosphere in the streets of Burgos, the historic capital of Castile, and on the famous pilgrim route of Camino de Santiago de Compostela (the Way of St James). Spain Camino 2010.
Medium: Oil on Ready-to-Hang Canvas.
Dimensions: 76 x 60cm.

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