Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Edexcel GCSE Art Exam 2016 Past Present And Or Future Stanley Spencer The Resurrection Cookham

The Resurrection Cookham 1924 - 27

Spencer believed that the divine rested in all creation. He saw his home town of Cookham as a paradise in which everything is invested with mystical significance. The local churchyard here becomes the setting for the resurrection of the dead. Christ is enthroned in the church porch, cradling three babies, with God the Father standing behind. Spencer himself appears near the centre, naked, leaning against a grave stone; his fiancée Hilda lies sleeping in a bed of ivy. At the top left, risen souls are transported to Heaven in the pleasure steamers that then ploughed the Thames

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The Resurrection Glassgow 1947 - 1950

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