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Study: My Mother and the Cross

© the artist. Photo credit: Lakeland Arts Trust

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Celia Paul’s most frequent sitter over the past twenty years has been her mother. Here she is portrayed gazing out of a window. The title of the painting alludes to her mother’s Christian faith, and the symbolism of the cross is implied by the bars of the window. A spiritual atmosphere is suggested by the evocative handling of light and space. Celia Paul’s portraits of her mother are usually painted in dense layers of thick oil paint, giving them a monumental presence.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kendal


Date

2001

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 143 x W 143 cm

Accession number

LAT:2007.0008

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends, Patrons and Benefactors of the Lakeland Arts Trust, 2007

Work type

Painting


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Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL England

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