The Crucifixion


 Artist Notes:

THE CRUCIFIXION is based on a sketch I made in 1978 of El Greco's Crucifixion (1600), I further developed my drawing into a painting in 2011. It is a picture within a picture.I expanded the narrative to include greater crowds. I waited 24 years to return to my pencil drawing. I never felt I had the skill to portray this important scene. The work grew from many small stages. It was difficult to complete, as I kept adding colors and details.

A bright, turbulent sky shines down on Christ and the two other condemned men. The background branches and steps are saturated in dark purples and reds. Two angels surround Jesus. And, a worn staircase and grass lead to a weeping figure. I wanted to create an image of those close to Christ, showing their great sorrow.

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Completed: December, 2011

Dimensions: 15.5" x 12.5"

Edition Size: 50 Prints 

Paper: Somerset Enhanced 330 GSM
       (Archival 100% Cotton-Rag Paper)

Media: Giclee Fine Art Print 

Price: $400 

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