There goes the sun

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There goes the sun

George Harrison
Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 15 inches (2009, 2010)

One of a series of paintings about singers and players ...

A slightly tongue-in-cheek title reversal of Mr. Harrison's famous song Here comes the sun . . .

The open palm gesture is a symbol of compassion, an open heart. It intends empathy with the viewer. Like many symbols however, symbols tend to be woven into cultural needs: where a Buddhist may interpret this as a peaceful sign, a North American use is stop. Watch a police officer directing traffic and you will see what I mean.

Mr. Harrison was many things though often overshadowed by bandmates John Lennon and Paul McCartney: there is only so much song room on an album. In many respects he was their equal, and his name continues to shine as a song writer and guitarist. Singer? not so much, though one cannot imagine All Things Must Pass by any other.

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