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Thinking About Christ

Sugimoto, Henry [ bio ]

Thinking About Christ
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painting
H: 19.25 in, W: 23.75 in
oil
canvas

Denson, Ark., ca. 1943

(92.97.83)

Gift of Madeleine Sugimoto and Naomi Tagawa, Japanese American National Museum

Description

Stretched and framed.

On left, Jesus Christ bears cross on left shoulder as he passes behind a Japanese American man who bends under the weight of a block of dark images of camp, a watchtower and a mess hall, on right. Christ is in white-blue with a halo. The other man is in white short sleeves. In the foreground, a stalk of wheat apears in lower left corner, while a translucent open book floats between Christ and the man in the center. In the background, three white crosses stand on a hill, visible through Christ's cross.

Inscription
Written on back of canvas: Thinking About Christ/22" x 18"

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