Thursday, March 3, 2011
New Britain Museum of American Art
To the left is a couple sharing a romantic moment they didn't expect me to capture and put on the internet. The work that stirred the young man is a portrait by Chuck Close. On the left in the distance is the marvelous and inspirational 18 foot painting by Graydon Parrish, The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy: September 11, 2001. This is the painting I mentioned in yesterdays post. I showed it originally last November.
Chuck Close is a fascinating story. He became paralyzed in 1988 after he had long been an established artist. He continues to work with help from assistants, holding a paintbrush taped to his arm. The silkscreen shown above was done in 2000, a dozen years after Close became disabled. Here is a link to an explanation from the New Britain museum.