A William Congdon retrospective, with a specific theme, at the Museo Diocesano in Milan.
[William Congdon 1912-1998 / Analogy of the Icon] This exhibition at the Museo Diocesano in Milan, unlike the previous ones held by the same artist, has a specific theme: the religious and Christian significance of Congdon’s paintings. William Congdon’s works consistently reflect his early religious education, which he never abandoned and always reinterpreted. The human figure of Christ is pivotal to his oeuvre, as can be seen from the many images of the crucifix. His career is marked by constant pictorial experimentation with traditional religious subjects, a choice that has isolated him from the art world in general. The catalogue doubles as monograph and concise guide to the exhibition. It faithfully reproduces the seven sections of the show and features important essays by critics, art historians and theologians of the calibre of Timothy Verdon.