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Plaster models for "Saints and Sinners"

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Title

Plaster models for "Saints and Sinners"

Subject

Figure sculpture, American--20th century.
Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998
Saints in art.
Sin in art

Description

Fredericks created the thirty-inch tall The Saints and Sinners in 1939 while at Cranbrook.

These seven figures are in the style of jamb statues found in the portals of Gothic cathedrals. Attached to columns, sculptors lengthened these figures with unnatural proportions. Fredericks' figures all conform to this elongated shape and he has amusingly balanced them atop small orbs.

Although they are very similar in style, each one is individualized and possesses distinguishing attributes that in some way identifies them. The theme of this piece seems to parody the Seven Deadly Sins with Christian characters.

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series V, Box 19 Folder 16

Date

n.d.

Rights

Use of this image requires permission from the Marshall M. Fredericks Archives.

Relation

V-19-16

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Image

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Original Format

Black and white print

Physical Dimensions

8" x 10"

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