TITLE

A Passion for Business: Wanamaker's, Munkácsy, and the Depiction of Christ

AUTHOR(S)
Morowitz, Laura
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Jun2009, Vol. 91 Issue 2, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the paintings "Christ before Pilate" and "Christ on Golgotha," alternately known as "Christ on Calvary," by the Hungarian artist Mihály Munkácsy. The originals were purchased by the American merchant John Wanamaker, and attracted the attention of Americans during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The author considers what the paintings suggest about American Christianity during that time period. She comments on topics including its implications regarding capitalism, anti-Semitism, and mass psychology.
ACCESSION #
43273592

 

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