Crucifix (1995) by Joseph Tripetti (b. 1923) American Madonna and Child (20th Century) Created by contemporary artist Joseph by Kabungo Lukoma • Room 162 • Tripetti, this cloisonné draws upon the Ugandan mosaic art tradition. The many blocks of In 1993, Frs. Michael Savino and James enameled color call to mind light streaming The artwork in this room reflects our biblical Meade participated in an East African heritage and Christianity’s common links through stained glass. Tripetti’s subtle immersion experience. Acquired in Uganda, design draws the eye inward to the figure of with Judaism. this batik made from traditional dyes and Christ. The rich colors stand in contrast waxes, is an example of native African Shalom Jerushalayim (20th Century) against the stark reality of the crucifixion. religious art. by Amram Ebgi (b. ca. 1939) ◆ The next piece is found on the right after Israeli you go through the atrium. ◆ Resume the tour by following the This colorful multi-media etching depicts the main hall. importance of the city Jerusalem to the Viva il Papa (1995) Jewish and Christian faiths. By William Schickel (b. 1919) The Holy Family (1978) and American Jesus Washes His Twelve Disciples’ Feet Noah’s Ark (20th Century) Commemorating the Pope’s 1995 visit to (1981) by Sadao Watanabe (1913-1996) by Heinz Seelig (b. 1909) America, this serigraph captures John Paul II Japanese German in a characteristic pose. The five colors, red, Through the tradition of Okinawan folk art, The colorful serigraph recalls the continuing purple, ocher, gold, and black, convey the Sadao Watanabe creates vivid Biblical promise of God's covenant with all contrast between light and darkness, life and images by hand-applying natural dyes to rice humankind and all creation. death, destruction and fulfillment. Titles of paper. Using this process of stencil printing papal pronouncements border the print. called “Katazome”, he brings to life the Papercut (20th Century) universal message of the Gospel. by Alyssa Friedland (b. ca. 1950) ◆ Continue down the hall. American ◆ At thesouth entrance to the building, stop The papercut to the right of Noah's Ark • Room 122 • to view the following piece. features the Hebrew names of Mary and Joseph, configured into a star of David. The Mission Office of the Archdiocese The Christ of the Breadlines (1950) Such papercuts are common wedding gifts. encourages priests to experience the Church Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) The names of Mary and Joseph were chosen in mission areas. The African art in this room American because they are the intersection of Jewish reflects two of these experiences. The memory of seeing a breadline for the and Christian faith. first time remained with Fritz Eichenberg Corpus on wood (20th century) throughout his life. As a friend of Dorothy Unknown African artist Crucifix (date unknown) Day, he contributed illustrations to the Artist unknown In 1992, Fr. Richard Marzheuser visited St. Catholic Worker from 1949 until his death. Across the room from the papercut hangs a Francis parish on the Serengeti plane in Mugumu, Tanzania. He brought back the His engravings of Biblical and social themes crucifix. The corpus was originally part of a ebony wood corpus. David Wolfer (b. have earned him acclaim as a modern master crucifix carved in Oberammergau, Germany. 1954) fashioned the cross for the corpus of wood engraving. Transfixed to a transparent cross, it reminds from African Bubinga wood. us that the world is the true background of ◆ Continue down the hall past the library. the paschal mystery. ◆ The following two pieces are located in The bright colors and joyful picture of a Athenaeum of Ohio the hall outside rooms 168 and 176. crucifix carried in a festival of faith is 6616 Beechmont Avenue unusual. The cross is viewed from above Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 rather than “from below" as usual. (513) 231-2223 11/2002 Ecce Homo and The Crucifixion by Carl Zimmerman (1900-1988) German • Room 186 • THE ATHENAEUM In the style of German expressionists, Zimmerman uses distorted perspective, non- Sacrificio, Destino, COLLECTION naturalistic colors, and simplicity of form. In and Panorama I - Landscape (1992) these original oils on wood panel, he combines by Carla Trujillo Thomas (b. 1965) those elements to evoke a profound emotional response to Jesus’ suffering and death. Hispanic Welcome to the The monoprint and woodcuts, the first to be Athenaeum of Ohio! sold publicly by Carla Trujillo Thomas, • Room 168 • represent the Mexican-American view of This pamphlet is one of a series of self- death. Crucifix (1994) guided tours produced by the Visual Arts by William Schickel (b. 1919) Committee. This tour highlights the ◆ Just around the corner from room 186 you American Athenaeum's fine art collection in the Commissioned for the Athenaeum, this work will find the last piece on this tour. classrooms and other public areas. The features a painted Christ figure on oak wood works featured in this brochure are those in a style common to religious art of the Virgin and Child (1993) by Kathryn Ash Webb (b. 1926) collected specifically to "reflect the Southwestern United States. The corpus global and catholic nature of the church." appears to be three dimensional when viewed American from a distance. This icon in the medium of egg tempra on We hope that you will enjoy these poplar wood with Italian gold leaf is an treasures of the Athenaeum as you spend interpretation of the 14th century Byzantine time learning, reflecting and praying here. • Room 176 • icon, The Virgin of Vladimir. Nativity (1985) by Dorothea Kennedy (b. 1933) ◆ If time allows, stop in rooms 12 and 16 on the lower level to view additional artwork by ◆ This tour begins in the north entryway American outside the deans’ offices. An early Christian catecomb painting Fritz Eichenberg and Peruvian folk artists. inspired Dorothea Kennedy, a Cincinnati Thank you for touring some of the Holy Thursday artist, to produce this sculpture at the request of the Liturgical Arts Guild of Ohio. Athenaeum’s fine art collection. by William Schickel (b. 1919) Dennis Mills, Athenaeum Director of American Maintenance, built the stand on which it rests. For information regarding This is a 1992 print from a watercolor and classes please contact the registrar. ink on paper produced in 1978 by William Dias de Christo (1992) For information about special events, Schickel. An artist in Cincinnati for over by Frank Diaz Escalet (b. 1930) please contact our development office. fifty years, Mr. Schickel works out of the Puerto Rican Maritain Gallery in Loveland, Ohio. The Dias de Christo, a print of a painting by Frank Diaz Escalet, hangs to the left. ◆ To continue the tour, follow the hall to the main offices on the left. If they are open, stop to view the cloisonné work described below. • Room 16 • Long Loneliness (1952) and Pieta (1995) Fritz Eichenberg (1901-1990) American On the right you will find a print from a woodcut. Eichenberg’s Pieta presents a haunting image of a mother’s grief over the loss of her son. On the left, The Long Loneliness, an original wood engraving, was created for Dorothy Day’s 1952 autobiography.
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