This post of Kirby Kendrick’s art blog is respectfully dedicated to the people who experienced the tragedy at Aurora, Colorado on Friday, June 20, 2012.

"The Wounded Angel" 1903
Hugo Simberg, oil on canvas

The Wounded Angel is considered Finland’s “national painting.”  The injured angel clutches a bouquet of Snowdrops, symbolic of healing and rebirth.


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  1. Lisa Leonard July 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Really Beautiful. Thank you. Lisa

  2. Vic DePratti July 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Tradgy, madness, sadness. A menage of misforturne. The product of a messed up member. Not to explain or understand. Only to ponder briefly, than avoid.

  3. Sissy Alsabrook July 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Kirby, this is so touching and just right for everyone who feels the pain of this tragedy in Colorado.

  4. Dan Miller July 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Kirby, we live 45 minutes west of the movie theater where this occured. It really hit home for us and kind of helps put things into prespective. Thanks for the dedication.

  5. stephen dunn August 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    The art makes me incredibly sad and haunts my soul–as does the Aurora nightmare….
    1.A lesson in how powerful art can be on the viewer
    2.and yet another lesson on embracing and sharing with those you love how important they are—for they may not be with you tomorrow…..

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