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St. Theresa

Accession Number
2013/2.313

Title
St. Theresa

Artist(s)
Gary Mayer

Object Creation Date
1982

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

Dimensions
68 1/2 in x 51 in x 1 1/2 in (173.99 cm x 129.54 cm x 3.81 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of H. David Zucca

Subject matter
As the title suggests, this work represents St. Theresa and is representative of works of saints that Mayer created during the 1980s. As seen in this work, the artist describes these figures as portraying a "carnal attitude."

Physical Description
An image of a woman in the center, painted in red and pink with her mouth wide open and bright red short hair. A similar woman is repeated throughout in the same colors, but with her mouth shut. The background is very busy, with brown and black swirls all over.

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
abstraction
saint
saints
women (female humans)

2 Related Resources

Lives of Christian Saints
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Occult Mysticism in Western Art
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)

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On display