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Window on the Past – Original Painting


Window on the Past – An original painting by Cathy Read. Created in England in 2010.  The painting includes a certificate of authenticity.

Framing: The painting is currently unframed The painting is 51 cm high x 41 cm wide, framed size is approx 69cm high x 59cm wide. Framing will be arranged in white.frame with double mount off white and dark grey.  Please allow up to three weeks for framing.

Framed images are for guidance only and may differ slightly from the actual framing.

Care: Display under glass. Keep painting away from moisture, heat and bright lights or direct sunlight

All copyrights are retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.

Availability: In stock

Window on the Past – Original Painting

About the Image:

Window on the Past is one of the earliest paintings created in Cathy’s distinctive watercolour and ink style. Stained glass, twisted and torn, this broken window once knew better days.

Neglected, abandoned, a once glorious window is in a sorry state of repair. Glass missing, it’s metal supports have been twisted and are now hanging loose.

In another part of the world it would be treasured, but not here in a run down area of a city. It’s sad to see buildings that were once created out of a sense of civic pride being lost to neglect and changing circumstances.

Neglected churches are open to fanciful interpretation. “god has abandoned his people” “The wrath of God” “Indicators of a faithless society”. Broken windows bacause the congregation are escaping a tedious sermon? I could go on, but you get the gist.

Why are buildings, that were lovingly created and maintained, just left to rot?

Some we can understand, impractical construction or situated by motorways or other locations which make them intolerable to live in.


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