Phyllis Plattner
 
 
            The multi-panel oil and gold leaf Chronicles of War paintings are comprised of images derived from art history and photojournalism. Some of the art historic references in these paintings include: Caravaggio, Judith Beheading Holofernes; Van der  Weyen, the Beheading of St. John the Baptist; Picasso, Guernica’ the Murals of Bonampak; Greek vases; the Clay Warriors of Xian; Guido Reni, St. Sebastian; Paolo Uccello, The Battle of Romano; Leonardo Da Vinci, the Battle of Anghiari; Velasquez, la Infanta Marguerita, Las Meninas; Titian; Goya, The Third of May; Mantegna, St. Sebastian; Thoman Cole; The Return, Claude Lorraine, landscape; Bellini, Madonna and Child, Grunewald, The Eisenheim Altarpiece.

Categories that may describe this work may include political art, anti-war art, activist art, appropriation art, quotation art, multi-panel paintings, triptychs, polyptychs.


Phyllis Plattner

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