Acrylic paint on canvas, mounted on wood panels (2004)

This work of art exudes pure romance. The painting, over five separate canvases, represent a flight over a wooded landscape, enveloped in a light mist. It is a very stylised work which makes it easily accessible. The blue in the painting evokes an imaginary place that is airy and full of freedom. Jacques Bage found inspiration in the myth of Icarus, imagining how he would have seen the landscape while he ascended towards heaven. The line of sight guides us towards a distant horizon through the flooding light and the undulating valleys. The sky takes up more space than the landscape, precisely in order to give the impression of “flying over” the scene. The work of art is meant to contrast with the busy station in order to give the passer-by a feeling of tranquillity.