In Carls Flesch Paintings there are a series of paintings that each portrays an event that took place while the artist was working in a studio. These works are for the most part abstract and flesch use large amounts of water to get his colors and so the paint is prone to fading. These are not life size pieces but Carls Flesch is a talented artist with great vision. His paintings are usually hung in churches and on walls in retirement homes. They are considered to be religious works because he has given us a way to see and feel the pains and sufferings of war through pictures. One of the paintings is entitled: “The Day the planes came crashing down” and it shows a plane hitting a building and all the people inside it.
Another famous work by this surrealist is entitled, “fragmentation”. Here a young girl stands in front of a wall that has been completely wrecked by war. The only possessions she has are her pet dog and a note that says, “Don’t pass away today”.
As we can clearly see, the main theme of these fantastic works of art is pain and war. The intensity of the pictures and the stark reality of what war can do to people has caused many critics to label them as psychologically scarring and even spiritually harmful. In fact, the majority of those who have purchased copies of Carls Flesch Paintings feel that his paintings have helped them deal with their feelings of guilt and loss. There is something deep and powerful about seeing a child in pain and even fear. It is much the same as feeling the same when you have lost someone that you love.