Gallery: Richard Harrison – Golgotha

Richard Harrison: Golgotha Richard Harrison was born in Liverpool in 1954. He read Medieval History at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1976 and then received BA and MA Fine Art degrees from Chelsea School of Art in 1987 and 1988 respectively. The critic Brian Sewell was an early champion of Harrison’s work. He recognised its committed, insistent nature and described the artist as a “visionary prophet” and his paintings as “big, bold, beautiful and threatening”. Harrison began as an abstract painter with a convincing interest in texture, not only of paint, but even of the canvas on which he painted, which he frequently burned or charred ; in these, though they represented nothing, there was a mysterious link with the Rococo paintings of the eighteenth century. He then moved on through landscape and the figure to biblical and mythical narratives that were common among the European painters from the High Renaissance to the High Olympus of Victorian art. Temptation and the constant struggle between good and evil are themes that Harrison has returned to in recent figurative works, as is the other given in life, that one day death will be waiting around the corner.

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Click this link to see Richard Harrison's Crucifixion painting that hangs in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral 1/3

Click this link to see Richard Harrison's Crucifixion painting that hangs in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral 2/3

Click this link to see Richard Harrison's Crucifixion painting that hangs in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral 3/3

Click this link to go to the Amazon page for a book about Richard Harrison's work:
Nothing Wasted: The Paintings of Richard Harrison, written by Brian Sewell

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