This painting is one of a series on the theme of the Crucifixion that has preoccupied that artist since 1987.

Aitchinson's grandfather was a minister in Scotland and the family's involvement with the church, together with the Scottish landscape, have both been crucial influences on the artist. The inclusion of a bird in this controlled composition conveys a personal quality of response to the tragedy of the Passion.

Provenance

Colin St.John Wilson; Albermarle Gallery.


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Argyle Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G3 8AG
0141 276 9599
Website

Opening times

Mon – Thu and Sat, 10am – 5pm
Fri and Sun, 11 – am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 – 2 Jan and from 12.30pm on 31 Dec

Back to top