Christ of Saint John of the Cross

At the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

I like it.

Christ of Saint John of the Cross is a painting by Salvador Dalí made in 1951. It depicts Jesus Christ on the cross in a darkened sky floating over a body of water complete with a boat and fishermen. …

This painting has continued to generate controversy. …

In May 2013, in BBC Radio 4‘s Great Lives, British poet John Cooper Clarke described this image as being utterly different from any other image of the crucifixion, as the angle of view conveys the hanging pain of this method of execution, whilst hiding the ordinarily clichéd facial expressions normally seen in such depictions.

 

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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