24″ x 32″ Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas. Numbered.
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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.
Bragg turns Van Gogh’s Starry Night into “Starry Night Attack” with a missile of war careening across Vincent’s romantic and beautifully colored sky. Is this the future? Are we doomed? Take that one step further and in “Kaboom” Bragg shows us how easily we can blow ourselves to kingdom come. He uses the style and the colors of Roy Lichtenstein to get your attention, but the message is clear and the future of our Planet often looks dangerously close to this. It will require more than comic relief to save us.