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'Bathsheba (I)'

'Bathsheba (I)' by Chris Gollon
Artist
Movement
Year
2015
Printed image size
30" x 22" (76 x 56cm)
Condition
pristine
Signed
signed

In parallel with his major solo national touring exhibition to English cathedrals 2014-2016 entitled 'Incarnation, Mary & Women from the Bible', Chris Gollon is continued his series of works based on women from both Old and New Testaments, as here with 'Bathsheba' holding the letter from King David. From his Reluctant Dancer series to his depiction of Biblical figures, Chris Gollon was an incredibly sensitive painter of women. In 'Bathsheba (I)', knowing how King David had previously spied on her whilst she bathed, Chris Gollon has depicted Bathsheba's vulnerability and the uncomfortable feeling of being looked at when she doesn't want to be, combined with the sorrow of hearing the news of her husband's death by letter...... as always, Gollon's genius also draws our empathy to those at the extreme edges of human experience.

London-born British artist Chris Gollon (1953 - 2017) was a very established and critically-acclaimed name in European painting, with many solo museum shows and museum acquisitions, including the British Museum. For further details on the recent books published on his work, public commissions, press coverage, visit the artist's official information website: chrisgollon.com. IAP Fine Art has exclusivity on Gollon's work, and we help collectors begin or expand their collections, and we also work with museums and cathedrals with regard to exhibitions and acquisitions.

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