and New Testament
I have done a lot of paintings from both the Old
Testament and the New Testament. I find their ancient stories and
myths to be very interesting themes from which to develop designs
and, of course, there is a long tradition of religious painting.
Mural Secco Fresco Rerados with Scale Figure
of Adam Creation
Morning in the Garden
Here are a pair that
were made for the lobby of the theatre that showed the film "The Bible" and
the reviewer said that my lobby paintings were better than the
painting of the birth of Eve was one of a series of paintings
that I did for a new movie theater in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Their opening film was to be 'The Bible' so all of the things
that I did for that exhibit were taken from the Bible. Here
we have Adam asleep and Eve rising, with God in the background,
but there is also a larger image of God with the idea that
this is in His mind, in His thoughts. The colors are very thinly
applied. Because I had been trained in fresco and secco-fresco
for mural painting, I treated this like a mural. The scale
is very large - 5 feet high by 4 feet wide.
from the Garden
Crucifixion - Ancient Format
I used a very old format for this crucifixion. This is a very
traditional style that was developed in the middle ages and was
used by the early Italian painters but then abandoned in the renaissance.
wanted to present this in a spiritual way rather than a factual
way. I tried to have the movement of the spirit leaving the
body, moving upward. I also chose to put the banner at the
top in Latin
because I am sure that that was the language it was written
in. It says, of course, Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
is done in oil and it is done in a technique that includes
deal of glazing. Glazing is an oily application of paint that
can be pushed and pulled around, and creates very interesting
often translucent effects. In the blue of the background I
have also included stars, as though this is happening in space.
outer edges are guilded but they need re-guilding at this point.
is another crucifixion that I did the day that President Kennedy
was assassinated. I have the image as a poster now, I no
longer own the original. I don't know if I want to call it a
critique of the human condition but it certainly is not a joyous
to begin with.
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painting was done in 1964. In this painting I have tried to
combine both the crucifixion and the resurrection with the
idea that, with the death of the body, the spirit rises. There
an indication of Saint Veronica's napkin. You will remember
that she stopped to dry his brow as he was carrying the cross
the streets of Jerusalem, and it is a standard item in most
renaissance paintings. I have done several crucifixions and,
in at least two
of them, I have included the napkin.