Agony in the Garden (After El Greco)

"Agony in the Garden 1", collage on board, 12x18", Charlie Kirkham 2016.
“Agony in the Garden 1″, collage on board, 12×18”, Charlie Kirkham 2016.

A checker-plate angel and purple Jesus…the beauty of El Greco is that however bizarre you make your own interpretation the original remains more strange. I love El Greco and was very excited when the National Gallery hung both their version and the private collection version of “The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane” up next to each other.

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Collage is a great wat to simplify images and colours. I’m really enjoying the reinterpretation of some of my favourite paintings.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/studio-of-el-greco-the-agony-in-the-garden-of-gethsemane

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