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Title

(Crucified hand)

circa 1989

Artist

Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1989
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    ceramic plate, blue glaze
    Dimensions
    33.7 cm diameter
    Signature & date

    Signed upper verso, blue glaze “brett/ whiteley”. Not dated.

    Credit
    Bequest of Beryl Whiteley 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    211.2012
    Copyright
    © Wendy Whiteley

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    From the mid 1970s Brett Whiteley collaborated with a number of Australian artist-potters, including Derek Smith and John Dellow, producing a variety of vases, plates and other ceramic vessels, drawn with calligraphic gestures in blue glaze over a white porcelain background. In these images, Whiteley depicted blossoms, trees, birds and other animals, lovers, as well as a series on the theme of the Crucifixion. This plate corresponds with a series of paintings and drawings produced in 1979–80 where the tortured figure of Christ is laid bare on the Cross, distended and malformed hands and fingers pierced with both drawn and real iron nails.

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