The Nereids by Joaquín Sorolla. Oil on canvas. 170cm x 330cm.
This hangs in Maharlika Hall, if I remember correctly. [It’s difficult to, I mean—most times I see this looming, impressive creature, I have to lean in, lost in the brushstrokes, the curves of those writhing bodies, the sea foam against not-so-mortal flesh. Enticement, every single time.]