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Stations of the Cross

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Glasgow (made)

  • Date:

    1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wiszniewski, Adrian, born 1958 (artist)
    Glasgow Print Studio (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linocut on tenjin paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.522:1-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 158

This print by the Scottish artist Adrian Wiszniewski is a part of a set of fourteen linocuts, depicting the final events in the life of Christ, titled Stations of the Cross. The series was included in the V&A exhibition Sacred, in 2001. The set is a modern treatment of the events of the Passion of Christ, a theme often explored in art throughout the ages.

Wiszniewski’s figures, though clad in modern dress, stand outside time and space, and appear to us as universal ‘types’ beyond the confines of any specific culture. The simplicity of the technique, the fluid lines and strong colour create a striking image. In this print Pontius Pilate decides on Christ’s fate and washes his hands of the responsibility.

Physical description

'Pontius Pilate', white-line composition on taupe background. From a portfolio of fourteen linocuts depicting the final events in the life of Christ. The stark events of the Passion are depicted in a series of simple white-line compositions. The background of each print is a solid vivid colour.

Place of Origin

Glasgow (made)

Date

1999 (made)

Artist/maker

Wiszniewski, Adrian, born 1958 (artist)
Glasgow Print Studio (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Linocut on tenjin paper

Dimensions

Height: 62 cm, Width: 50 cm

Descriptive line

'Pontius Pilate', linocut, white-line composition on a taupe background, from the portfolio 'Stations of the Cross', 1999 by Adrian Wiszniewski

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Stations: the new sacred art (2000) published by Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery to accompant the project 'Stations: the new sacred art', an exhibition in Suffolk churches (see pages 73-75).

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Linocut

Subjects depicted

Christianity; Judgement; Suffering

Categories

Prints; Religion; Christianity; Death; Scotland; Gender and Sexuality

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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