36″ x 30″ Original Oil on Canvas. Framed.
This Earth Icons series is a journey through art history, because Art from centuries past can still talk to us, and have great meaning today. This series, by California artist Charles Lynn Bragg, uses the world’s most iconic images to remind us that we all must become aware that our planet Earth is fragile, and needs our love and more attention.
Mankind has found myriad ways of exploiting the Globe’s many resources but has spent far too little effort and energy preserving and protecting our Mother Earth. By using well-known images that easily capture our attention and imagination, Bragg fuses his love of Art with his love of life and Nature. His Earth Icons series reaches out from the early cave paintings, through the Renaissance, the old European masters, from Realism to Cubism to Abstract Impressionism. Examining their messages and giving them a humorous or ironic twist we find a deeper understanding of their message and power in the context of our Planet in peril.
In “Doctor and Doll”, Norman Rockwell’s kindly country Doctor is examining the little girl’s doll to make her feel courageous. But in Bragg’s version, he holds his stethoscope to the planet Earth and listens to its heart and breath. We can’t help but hope she sounds healthy.