The Kick-About #66 ‘Vesuvius’

Mt Vesuvius is the inspiration for this edition of the Kick-About.

Red's Kingdom


In contrast to the sombre and sepulchral offerings of our previous Kick-About together, this week’s collection of new works made in a short time is a more explosive affair. Inspired by Turner’s painterly apocalypse, enjoy the flash and sizzle of our own creative outpourings. Boom!


Francesca Maxwell

My take of an explosion of some kind, more of an emotional kind, I think, so I wanted to feel surrounded by and immersed in it. Not the beautiful and dramatic rendition of Turner’s Vesuvious one – close enough to make us feel the power of it but from some safe distance. Nor the fireworks we seem to get these days, more noise than light! I used to love watching the fireworks over the sea for Genova’s Saint Patron’s day as a child. It was a glorious spectacle of lights, colours and patterns, mirrored on the water surface – and far…

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11 responses to “The Kick-About #66 ‘Vesuvius’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Boom! Cheers, Kerfe X

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  2. Aletha Kuschan says :

    Love your poem, Kerfe. Wonderful word sounds. I wonder if Turner experienced his painting as a metaphor? He seemed to love all forms of luminosity. That alone would be reason enough to portray Vesuvius. But surely he was also aware of the psychological and even philosophical possibilities. I wonder what metaphors he personally would attach to his volcano painting.

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  3. paeansunplugged says :

    Wonderful cadralor, especially no. 3.

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  4. Ingrid says :

    There’s a lot of wonderful work here, Kerfe, thank you for sharing. Volcanoes are fascinating!

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  5. robertawrites235681907 says :

    A lovely poem and artwork, Kerfe. I have been recording a short story of mine about the eruption of Mount Tarawera and the destruction of the Pink and White Terraces in New Zealand this week so it is very timeous.

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