Untitled (Christ with Cross)

Untitled (Christ with Cross)

Untitled (Christ with Cross)

S. Dhanapal

Untitled (Christ with Cross)




15.2 x 16.2 x 6.5 in. / 38.6 x 41.1 x 16.5 cm.


Patinated bronze

S. Dhanapal responded to a range of religious iconographies in his work as much as secular themes, and most of his works display popular iconographies of the classical as well as folk religious practices. This work is based on the famous biblical theme ‘Christ Carrying the Cross’, where Christ is depicted on his way to his crucifixion surrounded by a group of worshipers and not in a procession, with Dhanapal’s expressive rendering capturing the pathos of the scene.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume VIII: Region and Identity (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 1523
Singh, Kishore, ed., Navrasa: The Nine Emotions of Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2020), p. 97

Untitled (Christ with Cross)
Untitled (Christ with Cross)
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