Eric Gill Crucifixion 1910

Artwork details

Artist
Eric Gill 1882–1940
Title
Crucifixion
Date 1910
Medium Hoptonwood stone
Dimensions Object: 946 x 781 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1920
Reference
N03563
Not on display

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Gill was one of several sculptors in Britain and abroad who pioneered the revival of the traditional skill of carving in wood and stone. Like many modern artists, he drew inspiration from what was then seen as ‘primitive’ art. This included non-western carvings and ancient and Medieval European art. This work can be related to medieval English carvings and to the work of Paul Gauguin, which was itself influenced by African and Polynesian art.

July 2007

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