CROSS, 35×50 lithograph drawn in 40 pieces.
That the Cross is a recurring theme in the history of Western art, which is a precise millennial iconographic symbol in Christian Catholic culture, and linked to the suffering, pain, death of our Lord Jesus Christ, is beyond doubt. And in the past it has been repeatedly used and represented in the art world.
“I wanted to challenge myself with this quite difficult and challenging theme, proposing a cross intended as a map with coordinates of connection between heaven and earth; a sort of main way of communication between time and space, like a bridge: a bridge that brings us back to my research and to the work I do, with the stitching between pieces of canvas, as an informal material painter that I am mainly “. Antonio Melchiorre