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The Deposition

THE DEPOSITION

Artist Notes:

THE DEPOSITION is based on a sketch I did in the late 1970s, from Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's 16th Century painting,
The Entombment of Christ.

I developed the sketch into a gestural painting throughout the end of 2011, and continued to work on the piece through 2013 to create a second variation of the artwork. In my paintings, I slowly added colors and rough suggested shapes to indicate movement and lamentation.

As I added to the figures, I tried to give them a certain “character”, and a sense of what brings them together in tragedy.

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 Image Documentation 

Completed: December, 2011

Dimensions: 11.5" x 16.625"

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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