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A.1.7.3

ART AS AN INNER QUEST
glossed catalogue of paintings 1993-1996
VITTORIO MAZZUCCONI
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Figure
1994.01.19
94 x 144, acrylic on paper
 



Deposition
1994.01.20
70 x 100, acrylic on canvas






See also:
The Death of our Lord 1979
Crucifixion 1979
Crucifixion 1991
Resurrection 1994
  The deposition scene, in which a a group of people surrounds the body of Christ, beneath the cross. Yet a large spiral commences from the cross and ends up involving everything, or perhaps it is heading for the holy body, for the sacrifice, like a thunderbolt. Above, in the sky, one can see the face of Christ, as He contemplates the scene. It is an authentic scene: there is even a curtain, graciously kept open by angels, just like in a theatre. A sacred representation in which all is present: the sacrifice and the fact that it is just an illusion, just like Man’s existence is… and yet it is quenched with sense, with life, with pain.



                                                                          Resurrection
                                                                          1994.02
                                                                          200 x 400, acrylic on canvas

                                                                          The painting has been remade:
                                                                         1999.11.01

  From the first forms of life, all the way up to man, to his history, to the fatal event of the cross. Man evolves until he rises up and his sleeping soul awakens. Then he meets the Angel of God, who breaks the chains of earthly prison and illusion. Is it man or Christ who rises? The inner Christ present in each man must take form and rise again .


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