Note from Editor. Patrick has a fabulous website 'Christian Art Today' and produces a regular email devotional which I highly recommend. In this blog is the introduction for one of the YouTube short study which can be found on the Christian Art Today Website, A good resources for any of our new 'Hub' gatherings. A link to the website can be found in our LINKS page. (SyB Web editor) .
STUDY FOR THE CRUCIFIXION | 1947 | OIL ON CANVAS | ROME | VATICAN
Graham Sutherland was a post-modern religious and official war artist who painted a controversial image of Winston Churchill in 1954. The painting we profile, was commissioned by Reverend Walter Hussey to be installed at St. Matthew's Church in Northampton. Sutherland was deeply affected by the story of the Holocaust and his 'Crucifixion' reflects the phyiscal pain of civilization.
THE ART OF GRAHAM SUTHERLAND
This week's art study profiles the life of Graham Sutherland. Study of Crucifixion is the work of Graham Sutherland, a leading figure in Modern British art. In 2011, one of his Crucifixion paintings sold for over £700,000 at Sotheby’s, London.
Sutherland converted to Roman Catholicism in 1926 so that he could marry Kathleen Barry. Religion was among one of his sources of inspirations. One of his main religious works is the monumental tapestry of Christ in glory he designed for the New Coventry cathedral in 1962.