‘Execution by Torture’ (2008), oil on linen, 140 x 100 cm.  2008

by john albert walker

This canvas depicts the crucifixion of a Jewish religious prophet and two thieves that took place in the Middle East during Roman times. The Roman method of execution was a particularly cruel one but I eschewed a close up representation of the victims’ bodily agony in order to avoid the sadistic voyeurism associated with so many images of violence. Viewed from a distance,...
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