Wednesday, March 2, 2011

White Rose

Last year I showed you an amazing, huge, September 11-themed allegorical painting by Graydon Parrish at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

Parrish liberally used white roses in that painting to recall the bouquets that mourners placed in memory of the victims of September 11.  For his new painting in the New Britain museum, Parrish again used white roses to memorialize a recently deceased friend.

Isn't it remarkable that a noted young American artist in 2010 can and does paint simple white flowers with the kind of quality and detail first used by Dutch masters five centuries ago?

21 comments:

Sharon said...

That is a stunning painting! What talent is shown here.

Sunny said...

Simply breathtaking. I have seen some of his other works and he is extremely talented.
☼ Sunny

Dawn said...

Amazing talent. I actually didn't realize it was a PAINTING!!!

RedPat said...

At first I though that they were real flowers! Wonderful!

joo said...

At first I though it was a photo! Wow, great painting!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

He is a genius and will only be turning 40 in April... Have you seen his 18' mural of The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy? If I get to your area again I will definitely make the effort to see it... He is an amazing artist with the artistic personality of the old masters.

Thanks for the introduction!
Genie

cieldequimper said...

It certainly is, it's a gorgeous still life.

Lois said...

That painting is so beautiful and realistic that it almost looks like a photograph!

JM said...

They look so real! As if someone has put a rose bouquet at a window. Fantastic!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I don't know from the Dutch masters, but I do like the fellow's roses!

Regina K said...

Nice! Well done.

Halcyon said...

The painting is quite realistic!

Farmchick said...

That painting has such detail and dimension.

Randy said...

Looks so real. I thought it was a photograph. Beautiful.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

He has a proud centuries long tradition behind him.

Cezar and Léia said...

He is a great artist, this painting is beautiful!
Léia

VP said...

An old subject seen with a modern eye by an srtist with the skills of the Old Masters.

graydon said...

This came up on my google alerts. I can't thank you enough for posting this and all of the kind words. The New Britain Museum of Art is a forward thinking museum with fantastic community outreach.

Kate said...

I prefer white roses to the traditional lilies for mourning. The roses seem to be so much more positive and warm.

SRQ said...

Incredible detail. I'd like to see this one in person.

Trisha said...

Love Graydon, love his paintings - superb!