Autumn in New York, or Boston


This painting,  in a recent show by VINCENT GIARRANO,  seen at Susan Powell Fine Art, in the pretty town of Madison, Conn.,   on Long Island Sound, creates (for me anyway) a particularly evocative sense of being in a Northeast city as the weather turns cool and blustery at this time of year. There's an autumn busyness tinctured with sadness. I think of Vernon Duke's wan song "Autumn in New York,'' whose lyrics  and melody convey in turns,  joyful anticipation and a deepening melancholy.

But maybe Mr. Giarrano got the idea from a scene in the spring.

Love the bridge connecting the buildings -- old city.


-- Robert Whitcomb