Saturday, December 1, 2007

Why hast thou forsaken me?


I just recently completed this large (about 46" x 48") oil painting entitled "Why hast thou forsaken me?" I am pleased with it because it brings together a number of stylistic elements that I have been fooling with for the last few years. It combines representation with abstraction; a sense of space with flatness; and smooth glazing with rough brush strokes. The large, dark, form behind the cross signifies that moment when Our Lord uttered "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

4 comments:

Judge373 said...

It's not often that I see modern sacred art that is tasteful, reverent, and beautiful. I am duly impressed.

J. Gordon Anderson said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is all for the glory of God!

JGA+

Anonymous said...

Father --

Are your images intended to serve as icons in private or public worship?

Lou.

J. Gordon Anderson said...

Lou,

Either. Though as I have mentioned elsewhere my egg tempera icons are not "canonically written" icons in that Eastern Orthodox sense, and that may disqualify them from use in that area. I do not know enough about that whole process to address that. But there is nothing that would preclude these images from being used publicly or privately as other organizations or individuals see fit.

Thanks for stopping by.

J. Gordon Anderson, SSM