Friday, March 25, 2016

Day #39 - Lachland Warner's "Station 10: Jesus is Stripped" #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
"Station 10: Jesus is Stripped" (2010) by Lachlan Warner | Australia. Cloth, acrylic paint on MDF board, 68 17/8 x 59 in. (Image courtesy of the artist Lachlan Warner)
In 2001, Warner won the Blake Prize for Religious Art. While he comes from a Catholic background and teaches at a Catholic university, his work often displays his deep study of Buddhish. Here, he combines both. The closing of the stripped and tortured Jesus is dyed the saffrom color of the robes word by Buddhist monks in Southeast Asia. The absense of a body might symbolize the Risen Christ, yet it also resonated with the Buddhist doctrines of impermanence and emptiness. [page 171]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."