Desert landscapes of Kay Sage

Kay Sage. Night street. 1944.
Kay Sage. Night street. 1944.

Kay Sage was born into a wealthy family and in her youth traveled extensively in Europe with her mother. She absorbed the art of classical Italy, it seems to me that this is very clearly visible in her surreal works.

Her paintings exude melancholy and a strange, bewitching atmosphere. Deserted spaces, objects in which we may or may not recognize objects familiar to us.

Painting by Kay Sage.
Painting by Kay Sage.

The shades of her works are almost always dusty gray, pearl, beige-brown. Gray is a difficult color to work with, but in the case of Kay Sage’s landscapes, it gives such emotional expressiveness that you want to throw out all your bright colors and paint something like this.

Her second husband was YvTangi. They write that his paintings influenced her earlier work. Well, maybe… But if you look online at the works of Tanguy himself, you will see that Kay’s work is in no way inferior to his paintings in terms of emotionality, mystery, and spiritual power.

Landscape by Kay Sage.
Landscape by Kay Sage.

Yves’ death affected her so much that she stopped painting, became depressed and committed suicide. Which once again confirms the fact that a woman can be gifted not only with artistic talent, but at the same time with the gift of great love and devotion.

She painted a portrait of her inner world, and after years this world is able to give peace, immerse her in the refreshing peace of loneliness.

Hidden letter.
Hidden letter.
Incommensurability of life. It's too early for thunder.
Incommensurability of life. It’s too early for thunder.
Landscape by Kay Sage. 2
Landscape by Kay Sage. 2
Landscape.
Landscape.
Kay Sage. Tomorrow is never.
Kay Sage. Tomorrow is never.
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