Dr. Hannibal Lecter appearing in the Capitol doesn’t sound like something that would end well, but in a way that’s exactly what happens when a piece of art featuring the cannibal doctor is about to be displayed after being announced as one of the winners of the This year’s Congressional Art Competition.
Created by Kathleen Palmer, a New Jersey high school student, the play entitled “Dolce,” referring to an episode from the acclaimed series based on the Thomas Harris novels, was rated as one of the winners of the competition hosted by the US House of Representatives every year. Representatives attending the event have brought up the work of high school students from their district, and a panel of artists select their favorite pieces to display in the US Capitol building for a year until they are replaced by the next winners.
Palmer’s cubist-style artwork features Dr. Lecter along with the series’ protagonist, Will Graham, who first appeared in the novel red dragon, who was also the first with the doctor himself. The surreal art shows Graham with a deer antler growing out of his head, while Lecter has a raven on his shoulder, both images used in the series in some of the more bizarre visual moments.
Shawnee High School, where Palmer studies, quickly took to Twitter and announced the victory for their student. Kathleen Palmer, senior, submitted her painting in Cubism to the Congressional Art Competition, ”the post said. ! “.
The news was further spread by Andy Kim, the house representative who had asked Palmer’s work to be judged for the award, who tweeted the image herself, saying, “I am proud to announce today that Kathleen Palmer, a senior of Shawnee High School, Medford, is the winner of our ward Congressional Art Competition. Her artwork, which you can see below, will now be on display at the Capitol. “
As you might expect, fans of the series were quick to comment on the tweets. One user said, “I’m proud to be from New Jersey today,” while another said, “This is just lovely.”
Soon after Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller added his own wink to the young artist, retweeting photos of Palmer and her work, and adding the hashtags #FANNIBALFAMILYFOREVER and #FANARTISART.
Hannibal ran for three seasons on NBC between 2013 and 2015, starring Mads Mikkelsen as the titular doctor with a taste for human flesh. The series borrowed storylines and characters from all of Harris’s Lecter novels, including The silence of the lambs, Hannibal and Hannibal Rising, like red dragon. While the show took out the iconic Clarice Starling to keep Graham as the cop on Lecter’s trail, most of the novels’ major set pieces were intact and expanded across the series. When the show was canceled after the first episodes of the third season failed to reach the heights of its predecessors. The series ended with the deaths of both Graham and Lecter after a final showdown, leaving fans with little hope of any kind of continuation in the future.
Despite the relatively short circulation and dwindling viewership that led to the cancellation, Hannibal received critical acclaim throughout the series, and the third season picked the Saturn Award for best action thriller television series and a supporting role for guest star Richard Armitage. It has also been voted one of the best series in its genre by audiences and critics as well as one of the greatest television series of all time. For this reason, a new tweet from Fuller saying “I hope so” in response to Andy Kim’s question whether a trip to the Capitol to see the artwork would lead to a new series has sparked hope among the death. hard fans that we may not have seen the last of the not so good doctor.
However, keep in mind that both main characters died at the end of the third season, so it’s pretty hard to see exactly where Fuller named a show Hannibal, without Hannibal. Meanwhile, CBS has’ Silence of the lambs spin-off series Clarice is currently coming to the end of its first season, which only achieved a 36% approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes, proving that some just don’t add up when the Doctor is absent.