Friday, September 11, 2015

Graydon Parrish

Graydon Parrish's allegorical painting about the September 11, 2001, tragedies in New York City is a sober reflection about that sad day.  It is a featured work at New Britain Museum of American Art. 


Last year on September 11, Parrish spoke at the NBMAA about his work, The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy: September 11, 2001. The NBMAA's website has an explanation of the work.




8 comments:

Kate said...

It is a very sad anniversary. The painting is very strong and vivid; painful, also.

VP said...

I like the painting, but I usually suspicious of art that needs an explanation...

Sharon Anck said...

That is a beautiful and thought provoking painting.

Sylvia K said...

A thought provoking painting it is indeed. To be sure, I'll never forget that day. Thanks for sharing these, Jack.

William Kendall said...

Very powerful.

RedPat said...

Wow.

LOLfromPasa said...

To this day, I still can't believe what I witnessed on TV ever happening.

jennyfreckles said...

What an amazing painting. I can understand the meaning in some of it just from studying it but the explanation fills that out. I guess most paintings don't need explanation but a truly allegorical painting is a rare art form these days. Like LOL, I still barely believe what I saw with my own eyes that day. But the world goes on and we have not learned.