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Quiet Day: Graham Sutherland’s “Deposition”

4th May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


The Deposition (Graham Sutherland, 1947)

A special quiet day inspired by Graham Sutherland’s painting The Deposition (1947) which will be exhibited at Launde during the day and throughout the following fortnight.

Sutherland’s The Deposition from the Methodist Modern Art Collection draws on documentary photographs from the victims of the concentrations camps and the spare, angular artistic style employed during the era of the Black Death to present an austere image of Christ being laid in the tomb. This quiet day offers a chance for sustained contemplation of this powerful painting. We’ll immerse ourselves in its visual world and allow it to accompany us as we ponder Christ placed in the tomb and where we are ‘placed’ in the complex spaces evoked by the image and in our spiritual journey.

Dr Miriam Gill

Dr Miriam Gill, who will be leading this quiet day, is an outstanding teacher and founder of the Leicester Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning and Attenborough Arts. Miriam is an art historian knowledgeable in medieval and early renaissance art and is known as an inspirational educator for adult learners. She is also a Methodist preacher.

The Deposition will be displayed in Launde Abbey Chapel from May 4th – 18th.


4th May
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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