Intermezzo Series - click to enlarge
While painting, the word intermezzo came to me out of the blue. Tragic world and closer events were occurring. The paintings were making me smile. In my Oxford Dictionary of Music: Rouseau's definition of intermezzo was "A piece of music or dance inserted at the Opera or Comedie between acts of a big piece to cheer and repose in some measure the spirit of the spectator saddened by thoughts of the tragic and strained by its attention to matters of gravity."