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Sketch for "Saints and Sinners"

II.031.jpg

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Title

Sketch for "Saints and Sinners"

Subject

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

Description

Graphite on paper
5" x 8.5"

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.

Creator

Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998

Source

Marshall M. Fredericks Papers
Series II, Box 1 Folder 20

Date

c. 1939

Rights

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

Relation

II-01-20

Format

image/jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Graphite drawing

Identifier

1998.001.II.031

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Original Format

Graphite drawing

Physical Dimensions

5" x 8.5"

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