Sunday, July 23, 2017

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Detail of "The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden" at Sistine Chapel (1509-10) by Michelangelo Buonarroti (b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
Michelangelo's naked Adam and Eve at the Sistine Chapel is the most famous depiction of the two lovers, but isn't it time for a more modern twist? We are excited to share news about The Adam & Eve Project, a touring exhibition created by thirteen contemporary UK artists, including the romantic/spiritualist Michael Cook. There are images of dark distress and also the light of second chances. It's about balance, such as Cook's "Made, Unmade, Remade" that celebrates two individuals being remade as one. We might not all be able to get to the show in the U.K., but we can all access Michael Cook's other works at his website, hallowed-art.co.uk.
(Top) "The Fall and Expulsion from Garden of Eden" at Sistine Chapel (1509-10) by Michelangelo Buonarroti (b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564,;  Roma)(Bottom) Michael Cook's "Made, Unmade, Remade" created for The Adam & Eve Project
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Invitation to preview party and exhibition in Notttingham, UK
John Rattigan's "Adam and Eve"; Acrylic on canvas; 120cm diameter
Roger Sutton's "Adam and Eve"; English oak carved panel; 42cm x 17cm
Duncan Pass's "The Casting Our of Adam and Eve";  Woodcut (Limited Edition of 50); 26.5cm x 26.5cm
Sarah Sharpe's "EVErywoman"; Slow dryiung acrylic with bees was finish on wood panel; 92cm x 61cm