CPS – Analysing artwork.

CPS – Analysing artwork.

Contextual and professional studies

This is the second part if the CPS task to analyse two art works form artists.

Andres Serrano Piss Christ 1987

This piece is bright and is made from primary colours. The tone spans from light to dark. From this photo I cant really tell the size of the actual statue but it seems as though the materials are a small crucifix submerged within amber or urine. these two materials really stand out. ( found out the photo is 150 by 100 cm.)

This piece is mix media and then photographed, so would be on paper or photopaper, this means it was probably curated within the gallery, to me the context behind it is to bring down Jesus/disrespect him.

He was inspired by his Roman Catholic upbringing and what we though about crist, but also looking into liquids. This lead him to make the sires to show how Jesus was one of us, And that all the liquids he used within the sires would come out of Jesus when he was on the cross.

The context behind the art makes me think of The Renaissance. But the materials remind me of Damin hurst and how he has animals suspended in formaldehyde.

some works from Damian Hurst

Renaissance – Overview – Goodbye-Art Academy – YouTube

A videos on what the renaissance is and about.

‘blood cross’ and ‘milk and blood’ from Andres serrano also within the series

This photograph was taken in 1987and also was a winning piece within the Southeastern Center For Contemporary Arts Award.

He has had quite a lot of interviews. this includes The Gradian and the interview magazine but also with Vice and other smaller companies.

Attack on ‘blasphemous’ art work fires debate on role of religion in France | France | The Guardian

article from the guardian talking about how someone destroyed his work due to hate.


This is a YouTube videos of Andres talking about piss crist and how he got into his art.

Exclusive Interview With Andres Serrano, Photographer of ‘Piss Christ’ | HuffPost

This is an interview by HuffPost i took the question about piss crist.

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