Colin McCahon

Christ as a Lamp

Christ as a Lamp by Colin McCahon

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Instead of just comparing Christ to a lamp as he had done in earlier works, McCahon takes the idea of Christ as ‘the light of the world’ one step further in this painting. Christ’s manifestation in a lamp recalls his assurance to his disciples, ‘I am with you always’. (McCahon's Visible Mysteries, 2004)

Title
Christ as a Lamp
Artist/creator
Production date
circa 1948
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
648 x 520 mm
Inscription
(u.r.) "McCahon"; (verso) "Colin McCahon, Christ as a Lamp"
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection
Accession no
L1998/28/2
Other ID
cm000628 Catalogue Number
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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