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Munn, Kathleen
Untitled (Crucifixion)
Around 1927–1928

Canada was not ready for Kathleen Munn’s art. “She was probably the only painter in Canada whose canvases show an interest in cubism,” art critic Frederick B. Housser wrote in 1929. For over a decade, Munn focussed almost exclusively on the Passion of Christ. In Untitled (Crucifixion), she chose the Tau (T) cross, an older crucifix form, as opposed to the Latin cross. Wooden bodies lurch and reach into a cubist sky, a decidedly formalist integration of earth and spirit._

 
Munn, Kathleen
Toronto ON 1887 – Toronto ON 1974
Untitled (Crucifixion)
Around 1927–1928
Oil on canvas
61.0 x 76.2 cm
Purchase, Donald Murray Shepherd Bequest Fund and Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund, 2019; Restored through the John L. Russell and Gerald Brenner Fund, 2019 (stop using the Russell/Brenner credit after December 2029)
62-003

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