2010 - Vol. 41.
Art Book on the
Last Words of Jesus Christ from the Cross
a series of paintings
The Seven Last Words is a series of oil paintings on the theme
of the seven last words of Jesus Christ from his cross. They were composed
over a two year period and attempt to combine the theology of the cross
with some of the most important teachings in the life of Christ.
Set on the bare mound of Calvary they recall the words and atmosphere
around the three hours that he hung battered and bleeding, waiting for
death to end his suffering. Separated as He was from his Father He was
obedient to the last and embraced his passion, and in his claiming it as
his choice to die He snatched back from his enemies the victory they thought
they had won.
The works show the sun moving across the sky as the hours passed and
as nature was witness to the drama unfolding, she reacted in violence with
earthquakes and darkness hiding the shame of men. Again, separation is
at the heart of this series.
Dunne's website: http://www.johndunneartist.com
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About the artist
Dunne is a noted Irish painter. He and his wife are members of Nazareth
Community in Dublin, Ireland. Throughout his career as an accomplished
artist, John has traveled in many countries. He has absorbed influences
from the Far East and the Mediterranean. His interests include theology
and its relationship to art. He has a degree in theology. For many
years he has worked on different themes which are based in literature.
Two examples are childrens' games as played in Dublin during his childhood
and the great legends of the Irish hero Cuchulain, interpreted by the Irish
poet Thomas Kinsilla.
all the sacred themes which he paints, John will spend many years researching
the material, exploring the theological implications of the particular
story and allowing images to come to birth that will point to what lies