Peter by John Ward McClellan

Peter by John Ward McClellan

Peter

John Ward McClellan

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Title

Peter

 
Artist
Year
1953  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
13 x 9 13/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right; pencil initialed in stone, mid lower right 
Edition Size
around 40 
Annotations
inscribed in the stone in image, backwards: "Mat. 16:18"; dated in the stone after initial; titled in pencil on verso (unidentified hand); notations erased from sheet read "10 Buff 30 White"--likely in reference to the paper McClellan used for the edition 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
23122 
Price
$350.00 
Description

John Ward McClellan uses the concept of "Notan" to explore different arrangements of light and dark elements in this Surreal composition, without having the distraction of other elements like color, texture and finer details.

The biblical subject is the Apostle Peter, whose name in Greek means "rock" and who is often represented by a rock jutting out from the sea, because Peter is the rock upon which the church is built; with a rooster, which represents his three denials of being associated with Jesus; a boat and fishing, which refers to his early career as a fisherman and that he would become a "fisher of men." McClellan incorporates all these references within the composition.

Inscribed backwards in the stone, in the bottom left of the image, is "Mat. 16:18", in reference to the Biblical scripture: "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

 

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