J. Breslin’s Central Park, 1934 ( from Twitter timeline of @albert_cunill )
Painted before the world was lost to the insanity of WWII, although Europe was sadly moving down the road into that nightmare, I love this painting because of its modernity. The clean cut style is one that appeals to me (I like the works of Edward Hopper for the same reason).
For a long time I wanted to go to New York and see that skyline, plus stroll through the Central Park of so many movies I’ve loved, but the Northern Hemisphere is a long way from New Zealand and I don’t like flying anymore, with every news clip of a drunken pilot staggering through baggage making it less likely. Perhaps, I’m thinking, I won’t bother.
Looking at this morning’s sunrise in the Mahau, home is probably enough.