Eric Gill Inscription ‘Ex Divina Pulchritudine’ 1926

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Artist
Eric Gill 1882–1940
Title
Inscription ‘Ex Divina Pulchritudine’
Date 1926
Medium Hoptonwood stone
Dimensions Object: 306 x 457 x 38 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983
Reference
T03738
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1910

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'The beauty of God is the cause of the being of all that is'. This favourite quotation of Gill's is from St Thomas Aquinas, in his commentary on a mystical classical work, the 'Divine names' by Dionysius the Areopagite. It is a link between the classical gods, the Latin used by the Christian church, and the inspiration of a modern artist.

August 2004

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