Today's artist is American painter Cy Twombly 1928 - 2011 and his piece - Analysis of the Rose as Sentimental Despair Part I (1985).
It's a somber day. This painting is reflective of the confusion, anger and heavy sadness I feel about the probable death statistics being reported.
"In both the content and process of his art, Twombly was interested in the layering of time and history, of painting and drawing, and of various meanings and associations. His art situates itself in the context of the history of Western civilization as well as the process-oriented aspects of Abstract Expressionism." TheArt Story.com
To my mind, one does not put oneself in place of the past; one only adds a new link.