Deposition, The

$400.00

Completed: December, 2011
Image size: 11.5″ x 16.625″
Edition Size: 50 Prints
Paper: Somerset Enhanced 330 GSM  Archival 100% Cotton-Rag Paper
Media: Giclee Fine Art Print

Description

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.