Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Sunday, September 20, 2020
The Passion of Christ
I've completed the bulk of an intended 20 panel series of the Passion of Christ, the second major Passion series that I've painted. Reproduced are 14 out of those 20 panels, all of the monochrome panels for the series are finished. The remaining 6 panels will show the events of the Resurrection. I've completed 2 of those, and begun a third, but none have been professionally photographed yet. Because of the circumstances of the pandemic, etc., I've paused finishing these remaining panels indefinitely. I fully intend to finish, but the changing context may demand changes in conception for those last panels. I may rethink the last 3 panels.
The pandemic cancelled the premier exhibition for this series at St. Luke in the Fields Episcopal Church in New York for Holy Week in April. A first public display of the originals will have to wait for another time, and perhaps another venue.
And so, here all the finished panels professionally photographed.
All these panels are 26" x 26" square, oil on canvas. The first panels are from 2016, and the last are from 2019. Not reproduced here are 2 panels that I completed earlier in 2020.
Emanuel with Job and Isaiah
Jesus Enters the City
The Last Supper