The Good Shepherd

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Title

The Good Shepherd

Description

A figure holding a shepherd’s staff dominates the left hand portion of this vertical composition. Sheep, varied in size, are in rows of 2-3 and then stacked one on top of the other filling the space to the right of the figure. The figure He is dressed in a long sleeve jacket and tight fitting pants; his feet are bare. Horizontal bands emanate from his head, creating a halo-like effect. The use of dark heavy lines and black ink which permeates the empty space contrasts with the bright colors in this work, such as teal, magenta, gold and mint green. Rather than applying the colors uniformly, the artist has applied them in large, seemingly random expanses. Tiny flecks of metallic paint reflect light throughout the composition.
American; Catholicism

Creator

Date

circa 1956

Rights

This digital image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of St. Catherine University. Artwork available for faculty/staff use. Please contact the Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery Director, Kathy Daniels, at (651) 690-6637

Format

ink
print; collage
10.5 x 13 7/8 inches

Identifier

2013.0.1363

Collection

Citation

unknown, “The Good Shepherd,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed May 20, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/3263.

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