Marc Train to West Virginia


Marc Train to West Virginia

Marc Train to West Virginia
width: 31"
height: 34"
Oil on canvas
1996
"Inspired by studying the Futurist movement, a type of Italian Cubism which glorified movement (speed) and machines, this painting was done in memory of a group of Job Corp students who were killed in a train wreck in 1998. In the futurist Manifesto of 1910, F. T. Marinetti's rallying cry was “We maintain that the splendors of the world have been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed.” In contrast, Doug’s painting suggests that the powers of nature are supreme."