In my April 4, 2016 blog post I reproduced an image of Rembrandt's amazing print, "Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves." Yesterday I made a drawing that has a central figure with outstretched limbs. This was not an intensional reference to a crucifixion. I am not surprised that internalized thoughts and images appear in my art, especially since I recently referenced it here in my blog. Another possible influence is Marc Chagall's "The White Crucifixion", which I saw recently at The Art Institute of Chicago. I believe it to be one of the few great modern crucifixions. Another marvelous crucifixion has always been important to me: Pablo Picasso's. (See both of these crucifixions below my work from yesterday).
The painting "2016 No.4" is becoming more understandable.
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