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    Default Graydon Parrish - 911 Painting

    This is the finished painting for which we have been anxiously awaiting.


    "Saturday, Sept. 9
    4 - 5 p.m.
    Artist Graydon Parrish

    Graydon Parrish of Amherst, Mass. will speak about his painting, September 11th, 2001-2006: The Cycle of Terror and Tragedy.
    Parrish was commissioned by the Museum to create a work of art in memory of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York five years ago.
    The painting was funded by the Charles F. Smith Fund and the family of New Britain native Scott O'Brien, who died in the World Trade Center attack."
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    Wow.
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    No wonder he agonised and laboured over it - it's quite an epic piece of work! Amazing!

    It's 15 or 16 feet wide isn't it ?

    I've no doubt it will be very well received!

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    I really like the composition. I would like to see some details.

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    Wow! That is an amazing painting.

    Just beautiful and I like the way he's dealt with the subject matter of 9/11. Wonderful metaphors.

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    Ahh... just lovely! (If one is allowed to say that given the motif) What I say mean absolutely nothing to you Graydon, I know that, but even so - I think this is nothing short of greatness. Bravo.


    So Rob, is Graydon doing alright?

    Thanks for showing it to us.


    //Matt
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    So beautiful!! Perfect!

    I have forgotten which museum it is in- anyone know?

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    Truly a great accomplishment.

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    Amazing. Speechless.

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    It's amazing and a truly great accomplishment. Bravo, Graydon!

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    It does evoke the atmosphere of that time. A powerful painting
    Ilaria

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    I can't imagine the amount of planing and labor that went into this piece, congratulations. I take it this piece was placed here for comments?

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    That is really powerful. What are the dimensions of the painting? I would like to see this in person. Congratulations, Graydon!

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    What an achievement Graydon. You may take a full week off after the speech!
    Good luck with the Press and all that!

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    Wow. Must be really intense to view it in person. I cannot imagine the pressure Graydon had on him to present this. Congrats!
    John

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    Beautiful work. I would love you hear you talk about the symbolism in the piece. Many elements are lucid, but I am sure there is much more that I am not seeing as far as the allegory is concerned. Congratulations for lifting the resurgence in classical realism that much higher.

    Howard

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    Holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!! That's superb. My highest compliments, Graydon. I love it. You are a lightening rod for classical art. Keep it up-

    Joe

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    Thumbs up

    WOW .........It must have been tough having the gravity of the situation and high expectations hanging over you during this project. Incredible, and very respectful, ... WOW
    "If it ain't a narrative painting, it's an abstract...PERIOD. Thus, a realistic painting with no narrative is doomed to the trash bins because it is no more than a demonstration of skill.." -Rob Howard

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    I felt that it was important to post these larger. Unfortunately, the full effect of the horizontal composition cannot be appreciated. These are the limits the internet imposes
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    THANK YOU, Rob. I was dying to see more detail.

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    wow.
    i think graydon absolutely qualifies for maximum dewd-ness.

    on a more serious note: graydons prowess really stuns me. i will stitch the three large shots together and will come back to this quite often. i am sure i will see more and more in it, the more i learn.
    I am a target audience!

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    Just throw my name into the hat with the rest of the forum Graydon. WOW!

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