Craigie Aitchison (1926 – 2009)

Yellow Crucifixion


76 x 63 cm

Published by Advanced Graphics Limited (2000).

Craigie Aitchison’s iteration of the crucifixion sees Christ upon a Cross with no patibulum (horizontal beam). Jesus becomes part of the stipes (vertical beam), a willing participant in his own martyrdom. The star above his head is the Star of Bethlehem, and the sheep or goat at his feet the Lamb of God. These symbols of divinity, set against the backdrop an empty yellow-soaked landscape, transform this picture of the crucifixion into an image of resurrection.

Condition: excellent. Magnificently framed.