The Crucifixion

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Acquired in 2002 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Aitchison, Craigie
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collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by Edwina Sassoon through the Friends of the V&A
date_end
2000-12-31
date_start
2000-01-01
date_text
2000 (made)
descriptive_line
'The Crucifixion', screen-printed artist's proof, Craigie Aichison, 2000.
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historical_significance
history_note
'The Crucifixion' is a screen-printed artist's proof and embodies Aitchison's style of abbreviated forms and strong pastel colours which he has continued to use throughout his career.
id
510
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last_checked
2014-08-29T19:20:38.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:20:38.000Z
latitude
52.883289
location
In Storage
longitude
-1.97685
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Artist's proof screenprint
museum_number
E.263-2002
museum_number_token
e2632002
object_number
O77073
object_type
Print
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original_price
physical_description
The image shows a crucified Christ. The image of Christ floats in a yellow space while to the left, the figure of a stylised dog (a Bedlington terrier, a recurrent motif in Craigie Aitchison's work) also floats in space.
place
England
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public_access_description
Craigie Aitchison often treats religious themes, and in particular has produced a series of crucifixions and nativities. The 'Crucifixion' is a screen-printed artist's proof, and embodies Aitchison's style of abbreviated forms and strong pastel colours, which he has continued throughout his career. In 1955, Aitchison was awarded a British Council Scholarship to study in Italy; here he was deeply affected by the landscape, the quality of the light, and by his appreciation of early Italian art with its simplified depiction of events. In this Crucifixion, the simplified figure of Christ is seen almost as forming part of the vertical upright of the cross - no horizontal is shown. His image floats in a yellow space, while to the left the stylised figure of a dog (a Bedlington terrier, a recurrent motif in Craigie Aitchison's work), also floating in that space, gazes enquiringly towards it. Characteristically, the print is not signed or inscribed on the front: Aitchison does not wish any distraction to the simple austerity of the composition.
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2
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slug
the-crucifixion-print-aitchison-craigie
sys_updated
2014-07-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
screenprint
title
The Crucifixion
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year_end
2000
year_start
2000