Crucifixion (painting)

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Crucifixion is a painting by National Artist Ang Kiukok. Done in oil on canvas, the work depicts Christ whose tortured body is crucified with his head drooping down.[1]

Visuals

The painting is primarily in monochromatic black and white, with slivers of red piercing through. The figure depicted on the canvas features elongated shapes and sharp corners, in accordance with Ang Kiukok’s style for human bodies.[2]

History and context

Christ on the cross is a religious motif often painted by Ang Kiukok. He became known for his Philippine Modernist style, focusing on color distribution and form.[3]

The painting was symbolic for Ang, hinting at his desire to paint what he feels instead of rehashing themes traditionally seen in religious art.

References

  1. CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed.. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.
  2. Lot 29. Salcedo Auctions, 2017. Accessed on 5 May 2021.
  3. Ang Kiukok. Christies, 2018. Accessed on 5 May 2021.

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