Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Crossing

Oil on Board
5 x 7 Inches (13 x 18cm)

This painting came from a photo posted on artist Karin Jurick's “Different Strokes From Different Folks” blog. Karin posts a photo and other artists do their interpretation of it.

The photo had a crossing infront of the pedestrians , but a crossing only conjures one image in my mind. So I couldn't resist relocating the crossing and "the rest is history". Obviously brainwashed as a teenager.

Are you old enough to remember all the rumours & folklore that arose about the album cover when Abbey Road was released in 1969. The image of the Beatles on the crossing took a life of its own. Paul was rumoured to be dead and this was seen as a funeral procession. George in his denims was seen as the gravedigger, Ringo in black was the undertaker and John in white was the clergyman. Paul was barefoot and had a "coffin nail" cigarette in his hand.

And that was only part of the "interpretations" that people conjured up, the cars in the sreet also attracted symbolic qualities Click here for more.

Twenty four years later Paul released an album called Paul is Live, and the cover used retouched image of the original photograph with him & a sheepdog on the crossing
I suppose it was the end in one way. It was the last album recorded by the Beatles, even though "Let it Be" was released later.

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