(Flickr user RasMarley offers an excellent analysis of the painting. To read it, scroll down a bit after opening the page.)
Note the amazing sense of perspective he creates with his mastery of light and shade (notan). He captures the feeling of calm that often overcomes one once the initial thrill of the sheer splendor wears off. This is an excellent example of how art can filter out the other emotions of an experience and make us mindful of the peacefulness it can induce.
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