First Communion

“First Communion” 初領聖體– 50x61cm- Oil on Canvas, 2006

Two young acolytes are initiated into the faith; eager to please they meet parental expectations by pouring their budding emotional attentions onto the cross, which is presented by the (lecherous?) hands of an old priest. Although the ritual may be innocent, subconscious/repressed sexual tendencies are involved. This work questions the practice of child-indoctrination.

初領聖體-兩位年輕的輔祭接受洗禮。急著想滿足父母期望的兩人,將他們剛萌芽的情感轉移到十字架上,這十字架由一位年長神父拿著。即使這儀式看似單純,仍下意識地傳達出受壓抑的性愛元素。這幅作品也對孩童的教條教導提出質疑。

Oil on Canvas Surrealism Oil Painting by Derek Murphy www.derekmurphyart.com

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