Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Twin Towers



The terrorism attack on the two towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was the defining event of the 21st century so far.  This is a detail from an eighteen foot long allegorical painting by Graydon Parrish, commissioned by the New Britain Museum of American Art to commemorate the tragedy.  I showed it before, here.  Every time I am at the museum, I visit the painting.

21 comments:

Kate said...

This close-up is a painful reminder of that terrible day, which is etched in our memories forever. I'm glad that you supplied the link to see the painting in its entirety.

Stefan Jansson said...

A day no one will ever forget.

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you Jack. Very moving.

LONDONLULU said...

Thank you for marking this day. Striking detail and appreciated the larger context from before. (My brother was in one of the towers that morning but luckily is OK. So many others were not so lucky.)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a powerful image.

Lynette said...

Thanks for sharing this today, Jack.

Sharon said...

What an amazing painting. It is very striking and very moving at the same time.

Sylvia K said...

Thank you, Jack, it is indeed an amazing painting and powerful indeed! May we never forget!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my that is an amazing image Jack, so strong and very powerful. The original painting is awesome but I have to say your interpretation here is perfectly stunning.

EG CameraGirl said...

Definitely a day North Americans will remember for a long, long time.

VP said...

I remember the painting, it is not easy to find something like this nowadays. And I like it.

Kay said...

Allegorical painting indeed! The detail is striking; the overall piece is very moving and disturbing.

Halcyon said...

I remember that day very well. No one's life the world round has been the same since that defining day. But life goes on...

I really like this memorial painting. It's very moving.

William Kendall said...

Very effective!

Bob Crowe said...

Yes, twin towers in agony. Whenever I fly into New York the hole in the skyline makes me so sad.

Randy said...

What a stunning painting.

Hilda said...

Painful.

Karl Demetz said...

Great detail, Jack, great detail!
You caught the essence!

jennyfreckles said...

So powerful. That terrible day still feels like yesterday.

Chrissy Brand said...

Very striking image

JM said...

Absolutely amazing! I would also visit the painting everytime I would go there.