Viewing art of the underwater type

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I’ve been on a brief hiatus from posting to the Artsology blog due to spending a fantastic 5 days on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. I did a lot of snorkeling on this trip, enjoying all of the sights one can see while swimming alongside coral and tropical fish. It’s like an underwater museum … for example, this school of blue tang fish is kind of like a living and moving version of a painting by Joan Mitchell (below left) or Sam Francis (below right) … abstract expressionism found in tropical waters!

school of blue tang fish seen while snorkeling in St. John

paintings by Joan Mitchell and Sam Francis

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