Some Pietàs

Here are some versions of the Pietà (Italian word meaning “pity”, here referencing the image of the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Christ). It’s a traditional religious subject, & while I’m not a religious person, I find it a poignant image to work with. Here are some of my versions:

Pietà, 2011

Pietà, 2011

Above, Pietà, 2011, brush & ink on paper, 23.5″ x 18″.

Study for a Pietà, 2010

Above: small study in ink & acrylic on cardboard, 8″ x 5.75″ approx.

Head for a Pieta, 2011

Head for a Pieta

Above: Head for a Pieta, 2011, ink & acrylic on paper, 14″ x 11″ approx.

Pietà, 2010

Pietà, 2010

Above: Pietà, 2010, ink & acrylic on cardboard, ink & acrylic on cardboard, 11″ x 8.5″ approx.

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