Christ Preaches to the Women of Jerusalem (Eighth Station) by Dick Swift

Christ Preaches to the Women of Jerusalem (Eighth Station) by Dick Swift

Christ Preaches to the Women of Jerusalem (Eighth Station)

Dick Swift

Title

Christ Preaches to the Women of Jerusalem (Eighth Station)

 
Artist

Dick Swift

  1918 - 2010 (biography)
Year
1958  
Technique
mixed technique intaglio 
Image Size
17 3/4 x 14 13/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
21 of 35  
Annotations
pencil signed, titled, and editioned: 21/35 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy, antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21089 
Price
$850.00 
Description
This impression, station no. 8, is one of fourteen intaglio prints of the Stations of the Cross, produced in 1957 and 1958. They are called "mixed technique" intaglios because the artist used several different etching techniques including; aquatint, drypoint, etching, engraving, and softground. Swift illustrates the story of the Stations as a drama, instilled with references to the injustices and sufferings in the 20th century. In this impression Swift's iconography is showcased with the high rise buildings in the background, which preclude Christ's coming tribulations. Swift's embodiement of evil, the minotaur, is showcased in this impression, almost entirely hidden in the dark behind the preaching Jesus.