Witness to War

Two Girls Before a Hellish Painting

Two Girls Before a Hellish Painting

The two girls are standing in front of a painting by George Gittoes from his show at the Station Museum in Houston titled “Witness to War”.  Other photos are from War’Hous, and Fresh Arts, all during June and July of 2011.

16 responses

  1. Wow, sorry for the artist, but this painting made me realise how much talent my son has. He has a painting that he did many years ago that is very similar. I believe he called it ”The Grimm Truth”.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

    • Look Gittoes up and thank you for commenting.

      September 26, 2013 at 8:30 am

  2. incredible contrasts!

    September 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

  3. Never a bad nor uninteresting post, Ron.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:53 am

  4. gorgeous women, gorgeous work – even the hellish painting!
    the painting at first glance looks like a garden of flowers,
    then, no, a lawn full of flamingos! also has the feel of a school of jellyfish, then you realize it’s a chorus of death rising up!

    September 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

    • A chorus of death, exactly. Thank you, it was quite a show.

      September 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

  5. The “Witness to War” painting is wild looking. I like the women’s shoes too. Good job as always.

    September 26, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    • Thank you Alexis. That was one of the tamer pieces in the show.

      September 26, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  6. the painting definitely is hellish! I was wondering how this artist felt while he painted this picture so I looked him up…his paintings look as though he has seem more than most of us can imagine…very tortured???

    September 26, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    • I can only agree with you observations, He is making a statement about war.

      September 26, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      • yes, I understand he is making a statement about war, I just wonder how he manages to keep himself sane when continuously doing such gut wrenching paintings, or does he???

        September 27, 2013 at 8:55 am

        • I don’t know the answer to that one.

          September 27, 2013 at 9:09 am

        • right…I think to much sometimes!!!

          September 27, 2013 at 10:12 am

  7. I like this one a lot. You show the painting. But the dialogue between the two girls is there too. Kind of like a video. Motion in a still photograph. Hard to do. No blurs.

    September 27, 2013 at 7:42 am

    • I shot that with an odd setup. I had a Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX lens on a D700 which has a much larger sensor than the lens was designed for. With compensating for light fall off at the corners and some cropping, it worked.

      September 27, 2013 at 7:45 am

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