Art Works > The Virus Chronicle. Covid-19. Gleason. 2020-2021. (Supported by ACNI and the Artist's Siap Emergency Grant). See Links: For Belfast write up on work of Gerry Gleason by Bronagh Lawson.

Virus. Covid-19. Lockdown. Art.
Spanish Irish Lament.(dedicated to Picasso).Gleason.
mixed media on paper.
75.5 x 56.0cm.

This image was a response to the loss of life to the virus in Spain and Ireland (North & South). I would also like it to stand for the loss life of everywhere to Covid-19. Picasso's work from 1930's to 1945 has been a touchstone for much of this series of mine. The period 1940-45 when he witnessed worldwide disastrous events and was under strict confinement. Like Picasso did with Manet, Delacroix and Velazquez I have made free interpretations of his work of that period in many cases far removed from the orginal source. But felt he was at my shoulder throughout.