The Bathers (After Bathers , c. 1918, by Pablo Picasso)
The Gulf of molten jade and whitecaps is still frigid with the cold storage aspect
of winter. The bathers are freezing, wading the hushed desperation of their bodies
in the surf, locked in the bloody objects of heads, trunks, arms and legs
abject, bone white, godlike in but the cold, abstract eye of the painter.