Friday, January 18, 2008

Sunday Mass

David Jones (1895 - 1974)
Sunday Mass: In Homage to GM Hopkins, SJ. 1948
Pencil, watercolour, chalk & bodycolour on paper
55.5 x 37.5cm
John Creasey Museum, Salisbury

The work depicts two women attending Sunday Mass at Whitsun.

It was produced during or shortly after David Jones second illness.

The artist is concerned to capture the moment of Pentecost, with the dove resting between the women's head.

Jones idenitified with Hopkins (a poet like Jones) in a very personal way.