Détails
IMAGE ID
MCA5913335
Titre
Crucifixion, c.1868 (pencil, crayon & w/c on paper)
Artiste
Mucha, Alphonse Marie (1860-1939) / Czech
Lieu de conservation
Mucha Trust
Technique
pencil, crayon and watercolour on paper
Date
c.1868 (C19th)
Dimensions
37x23.5 cms
Description
This is one of Mucha's earliest known compositions made when he was about 8 years old. It shows the influence of the Catholic Church even in his earliest days. Later he wrote of his childhood impressions in church at Easter: 'I used to kneel for hours as an acolyte in front of Christ's grave. It was in a dark alcove covered with flowers heavy with intoxicating fragrance and wax candles were burning quietly all round with a sort of sacred light which illuminated from below the martyred body of Christ, life-size, hanging from the wall in utmost sadness... How I loved to kneel there with my hands clasped in prayer. No-one in front of me, only the wooden Christ hanging from the wall, no-one who would see me shutting my eyes and thinking of God-knows-what and imagining that I am kneeling on the edge of a mysterious unknown figure.' From his early childhood, the influence of the Catholic Church, especially its architectural beauty, music and mystic atmosphere, had a great impact on Mucha’s sensibilities. Musically talented, Mucha became a chorister at Petrov Cathedral in Brno at the age of 12.
Crédit Photo
Mucha Trust / Bridgeman Images
Mot(s)-clé
art nouveau / mucha / alphonse mucha / crucifixion / jesus christ / cross / crucifix / juvenilia / drawing / childhood / catholic / Catholicism / faith / religion / religious / spirituality
Disponibilité
Taille (pixels) Taille en 300 dpi Taille du fichier (MB)
Grand 4992 × 7323 px 423 × 620 mm 50.1 MB
Moyen 698 × 1024 px 59 × 87 mm 1.1 MB
Petit 409 × 600 px 35 × 51 mm 0.3 MB
Copyright
Out of copyright
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