Good Friday

Jesus praying to God the Father in Gethsemane Heinrick Hofman 1890
Jesus praying to God the Father in Gethsemane Heinrick Hofman 1890
The Taking of Christ by Caravaggioc 1602
The Taking of Christ by Caravaggioc 1602
Crucifixion 7 Craigie Aitchison
Crucifixion 7 Craigie Aitchison

Aitchison has been painting the subject of the Crucifixion all his professional life. His first one man show in 1958 contained a small painting of the crucified Christ attended by two angels, with a landscape background divided, as here, into coloured bands. Aitcheson takes again the subject of the Crucifixion and renews it with his own deep and intense emotions by means of shape and colour. Sometimes the figure of Christ has arms but usually he is armless, as in this picture. Aitchison has said ‘Everybody knows who he is. He doesn’t need arms’.

“WE ARE AN EASTER PEOPLE AND ‘ALLELUIA’ IS OUR SONG”
Words of St. Augustine

Images 1 & 2 courtesy https://wikimedia.org and https://en.wikipedia.org