Mark Cross
Mark Cross - Contemporary Realist Artwork

OPPENHEIMER

 
OPPENHEIMER – 1986 – Oil on Board – 1200 x 800 mm

OPPENHEIMER – 1986 – Oil on Board – 1200 x 800 mm

Private Collection, New Zealand

Observing a blinding flash from outside the frame the figures in this painting stand naïve and complacent against the brutal potential of nuclear war. I have used as the title, the main player in the development of the first atom bomb Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, perhaps unfairly in light of his eventual denunciation of the weaponry.