Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 4th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 4th flr., Left of Rm 421.

St. Francis Restores the Neglected Church #VI Mending the Vestments

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.271.1
Artist:
James Munce
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Etching
Date:
1994
Description:
Nude male seated and sewing in a room with draped fabric and other sewing material. He is working on a project with the cloth draped over his midsection making the painting discrete.
Historical Context:
As a professional printmaker, James Munce primarily develops his subjects from Christian literature. However, unlike most artists pulling inspiration from this source, Munce's work maintains a sense of humanity, humor, and the contemporary era. By treating each story as if it were simply literature, Munce lessens its religious constraints and embellishes it with his own creativity.