Friday, April 23, 2010

The Making of a Masterpiece: Last Tribute of Respect - 2

In the previous painting, “Road to Glory,” I showed Jackson leaving the Virginia Military Institute at the head of the Cadet Corps at the beginning of the war. In this piece “Last Tribute of Respect,” I once again show him leaving VMI for the last time…in his coffin. – Mort

Trying to include all the elements that would make a great painting, Mort Künstler created several preliminary drawings.

With the cooperation of Colonel Keith Gibson of VMI, he was able to obtain pictures of the era, important information about changes to the structure, and VMI military procedures.

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