Why — if a yellow plate with a honey comb and a honey jar sitting on it is like the moon — like a moon in a dark night sky composed of arabesques of leaves and flowers — why is the picture a still life and not a landscape? Why not just paint the moon and the stars?
Of course maybe (it’s entirely possible) the picture is not a moon at night. Maybe a honey jar is just a honey jar, a yellow plate is a yellow plate, a honey comb nothing more significant than itself alone.
I don’t know why I even brought it up. (Someone asked me only yesterday if I ever experience synesthesia. Does this count?)
I just thought it was moon-like in its light.