Parrish, Maxfield - Misty Morning
Type of Spiritual Experience
David Middleton in "Parrish the Thought" in January Magazine (December 1998)
Even though I am a great admirer of Maxfield Parrish's work, I sometimes have to admit that, over the years, I've just seen enough. Viewing the same works time and time again has made his art lose some of its spontaneity... it has become part of the cultural wallpaper; the equivalent of the art world's background noise.
But I have again discovered what beautiful noise it is...
His painstaking technique and dramatic subject matter were, in my opinion, unparalleled and much of his vision still holds up against current illustrators and their methods.
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