Sunset. Original pastels on paper, unknown year.
Kosa Bokšan was a Serbian painter who lived in Paris. She was painting landscapes and portraits when she finished her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, but when she moved to Paris her art became more abstract and approached to the informal. After that she had two phases – ‘The Paris School’ realism, so-called abstract naturalism and later when she was influenced by the Byzantine tradition, Bokšan transformed mythical symbols into an artistic expression. In this landscape we see intense colors of the sunset sky, which is a big contrast with the turquoise sea. The sky is warm and the sea is quiet. There is a peaceful atmosphere in this shift of the sun and the moon, despite the intensive colors of Bokšan’s pastels.