Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Day #31 - Art for Lent: Tracey Emin's "For You, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral" #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
"For You, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral" (2008) by Tracey Emin | UK. Neon, 236 1/4 in.)
"The Church has always been a place, for me, for contemplation. I wanted to make something for Liverpool Cathedral about love and the sharing of love," say Emin. Given the confessional, sometimes sexually explicit works that made her famous, one might read these words as a declaration of sensual, physical love. Yet as the biblical Song of Songs teaches us, erotic language can also provide some of the strongest metaphors for divine love. [page 241]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."
Over the West Doors and beneath the Benedicite window