Object ID
2000.11.1.1
Object Name
Painting
Date Created
1999
Medium
Wax encaustic on Gilded Vellum
Object Entities
Xenakis, Thomas (created by)
Object Description
This is a colorful painting of Jesus' profile as he wears the crown of thorns. The painting is mostly red and gold, with some additional blues, browns and yellows. In the bottom right hand corner is the artist's signature. The painting is in a gold frame, matted on a white background, with a hanging wire on the back.
Origin
Profile of Jesus. By Thomas Xenakis., donated by the artist who also donated and created 'Doxology ' Modern in style, Media- wax, metal, paper. In 1998 Thomas taught a variety of courses in drawing, design, and painting at local universities and community colleges in Washington DC area. Shortly afterwards he was awarded a second Fulbright Foundation to research Greek outsider artists. In 2000-2001 Thomas spent his tenure in northern Greece producing a large and varied body of work in wax, oils, and graphite. Thomas teaches painting, drawing, and design at Georgetown University and the Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington DC. Additionally he teaches at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He is represented in collections throughout the United States, Greece, France, and Germany.
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Citation
Painting, 1999, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7951. Accessed 10/25/21.