Michael Peck's The Landing Exhibit Explores His Grandparents' Generation

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 5, 2011 • References: & mymodernmet
It is easy for the lessons of the past to escape minds of the future, but The Landing art exhibit hopes to at least bridge the gap in some small way. Inspired by the events of World War II, specifically both of his grandfathers' roles in it, Australian realist artist Michael Peck enters the innocent mindset of a child in The Landing as he explores this horrific time.

But instead of inspiring people to walk away with a head full of thoughts, Peck wants them to connect emotionally with The Landing exhibit. Through themes of isolation and desolation, he wants "to be able to engage with our anxieties." Instead of feeling afraid, people should realize that there is comfort to be found in shared isolation. Stats for WWII-Inspired Paintings Trending: Older & Buzzing
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