Charles Garabedian, “Study for the Iliad (Two Men and Woman),” 1992.
Acrylic on paper on panel, 43-1/2 x 80 x 1-7/8″.*

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
January 22 – April 17, 2011

Charles Garabedian’s paintings and works on paper explore themes of war, music, the body, dismemberment, heroism, comic pretension, love, and death—all conveyed with a sense of immediacy, intimacy, and poignancy. While ancient characters and tales, including Homeric literature, Old Testament stories, Greek mythology, and European painting are evident sources, underlying the work is the artist’s own elegiac confrontation with the joys and struggles that pervade our daily lives.

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