Framed 8×10 Mini Print of Daniel Moore’s latest print, “A Crimson Tradition”, a tribute to the 2010 National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide.
This print is framed in a 1 1/2″ dark cherry frame with a crimson suede matted detailed with a 1/4″ black matte underneath.
Overall size is roughly 14 1/2″ x 17 3/4″
Daniel A. Moore’s Tribute to the 2009 National Championship Alabama Crimson Tide Team
This masterwork is the artist’s special commemoration of Alabama’s win over Texas in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game. The painting also pays
tribute to the Crimson Tide’s rich tradition of thirteen National Championships. True to Moore’s innovative use of symbolism that has become a hallmark of his artistic
style and matching his remarkable talent for painting, A Crimson Tradition delivers. As with many of Moore’s works, the symbolism starts with the composition itself. Around
the central figure of Coach Saban the game’s key plays unfold. These unifying circular elements suggest to the viewer that the National Championship trophy is the fulfillment
of Coach Saban’s “process,” as understood and exemplified on the field by his players. The results of the “process” and effort are displayed for posterity by the score of the
game and the number of national championships, carried via the jerseys of the Texas players on the sideline. These players are joined by others, including coaches Mack
Brown and Major Applewhite. All watch in disbelief as the game’s Defensive MVP, Marcell Dareus, rumbles in for a touchdown after his unlikely interception of Garrett
Gilbert’s shovel pass just before halftime.
Only upon further inspection of the painting’s amazing detail, does the viewer notice the miniature portraits of the four former Alabama National Championship coaches. They are
subtly and painstakingly rendered into the facets of the crystal football. The artists explains, “On a deeper look, one sees that Coach Saban is doing more than
just celebrating the 2009 National Championship – he is paying homage to Wallace Wade, Frank Thomas, Paul “Bear” Bryant, and Gene Stallings as he joins these legendary
coaches as masterbuilders of the “Crimson Tradition.” All appear to cast a bright eye towards future Crimson accomplishments. The artist continues:
“Some lenses break down light into the colors of the spectrum – like a rainbow. Others focus and magnify. Still, others illuminate. A good friend noted that it was my artistic
license that allowed me to defy science by using the facets of the crystal football as lenses to illuminate a singular vision of the past, present and future leaders of the Crimson Tide. Indeed, I wanted that Crimson light from bygone eras to once again illuminate the viewers’ faces with the universal spirit and tradition that uniquely belong to Alabama, as
it guides us as to who we are to become in the future.”
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