John Muafangejo - Israel, Jews, Christians, Heathen, Our God for all People
John Muafangejo (1934-1987)
Linocut on paper
35 x 33 cm
Methodist Modern Art Collection
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In this work, there are two images of Christ, both half black and half white. In the upper one he stretches out his robed arms, while in the lower one, the same arms are naked on the cross. The diversity of the faces in between shows that all are received without distinction. The universality of God’s love was a theme to which the artist kept returning. Rev John Wheeler, from whom the two Muafangejo prints were acquired, said Muafangejo wanted his works to ‘teach….to pass on a message’.
Commentary based on A Guide to the Methodist Art Collection.