Saturday, July 26, 2014

Making some progress-Kolob Arch, Zion National Park.


"Twilight, Short Arbiter Twixt Day And Night."

Everyone in the world should look at the meaning behind this famous painting by Frederic Church: "Twilight, Short Arbiter Twixt Day And Night." Painted in 1850. I can't help but be moved by it, and relate to what's happening in the world to...day. The ominous sky and pending storm are symbolic for social turmoil and unrest. In Church's time, many feared the country was headed for civil war. Church felt that the "paradise" that was America was indeed on it's way to being "lost."
"Short Arbiter Twixt Day and Night," is based on a section from "Paradise Lost" by Milton.
 
                                                      


Sunrise from the studio this morning.