Christ ; Jeffrey Harris; 1997; 2003/27
The image of the crucifixion is one which appears often in Jeffery Harris 's work, though it is not always Christ. As his work developed, the crucifixion, a symbol which he felt was a very powerful and universally recognised, became a symbol of both personal and public loss and dilema.
1997Medium and Materials
Oil on board
Verso: 'Christ' Jeffrey Harris oil on board 1997, black felt pen
H 340 W 200mm
Jeffrey Harris was not a man of faith, but was drawn to the the use of the cruxifixion by other artists and felt it symbolised something that many people could identify with as extremely evocative and intense, even in New Zealand where social and political issues were not as angst ridden as elsewhere in the world.
Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustCredit Line
Donated by Malcolm Harrison , 2003. Image courtesy of the artist and Te Manawa Museums Trust
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