Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The Songs Will Save Us

Over the last couple of weeks I've been working on this new personal piece, which I've rather pretentiously titled 'The Songs Will Save Us'. The Church in the background is a very deliberate nod to Max Beckmann's painting 'The Iron Footbridge' (below). Actually, if you look at the wheelbarrow, you'll see that Beckmann's head is being carted off by that suspicious little girl. It seemed a respectful gesture at the time.

In all seriousness, I've always really liked the colour palette that Beckmann uses, and the character that he puts into his figures and his architecture. Check out more of his stuff here. This is one of the biggest images I've produced, coming in at about A1 size.

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