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Oil Painting - Crucifixion

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İCraigie Aitchison

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1999P37
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1984 - 1986

Maker Information

Artist:Craigie Aitchison - View biography for Craigie Aitchison


Craigie Aitchison is one of the few contemporary painters to inject new vitality into religious subjects, notably the Crucifixion. Here the luminous crucified figure of Christ seems to float in a dreamlike landscape. Abandoned by humanity, he is watched over by a solitary dog and a pair of birds perched on the arm of the cross. They unite in a silent spiritual communion with the dying Christ.

Purchased with assistance from the MGC/VandA Purchase Grant Fund, Trustees of the L.J.Cadbury Fund, the Public Picture Gallery Fund, the National Art Collections Fund and the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1999.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.
Material(s):Oil paint


Height:2209 mm
Width:1879 mm