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"The Holy Grail Travels to Britain" by James C. Christensen

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THE HOLY GRAIL TRAVELS TO BRITAIN

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"The Holy Grail Travels to Britain" by James C. Christensen

THE HOLY GRAIL TRAVELS TO BRITAIN
by James C. Christensen

The legend of the Holy Grail is one of the most enduring stories in literature and art. The Grail is said to be the cup that was used at the Last Supper and then, at the Crucifixion, it is said to have received blood flowing from Christ's side. It was later brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, where it lay hidden for centuries.

Alternatively, some believe the Holy Grail is the vessel of the sang real or blood royal, a bloodline flowing down through the centuries originating with a Jesus who survived the cross to father children with Mary Magdalene.

Christensen’s The Holy Grail Travels to Britain employs some visual sleight-of-hand. In this Fine Art Edition, the Arthurian chalice in the tree is not the Grail referred to in the title, but rather the Grail is the boat’s passengers. In one version of the Grail story, Joseph of Arimathea, one of Jesus’ uncles, traveled to Britain with three Marys, and the true Grail, the bloodline of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

"The Holy Grail Travels to Britain" by James C. Christensen

Sizing and Pricing

Greenwich Workshop
Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 150 s/n.
9"w x 18"h. $245




Previous Featured Work:
"Epiphany" by James C. Christensen

Previous Featured Work:

"Portrait of Isabella Grimaldi as an Angel" by James C. Christensen



About James C. Christensen

Inspired by the world's myths, fables and tales of imagination, James C. Christensen wants his work to add up to more than a beautiful - if sometimes "curious" looking work of art. Having taught art professionally for over 20 years, he likes to think of the world as his classroom. His hope is that through whatever he creates-be it a porcelain, fine art print or book-he can convey a message, inspiration or a simple laugh. He believes that teaching people to use their imagination helps us find solutions to sooth the stresses of everyday life-or get a little lift to help us keep going. In short: all things are possible when you share Christensen's philosophy that "Believing is Seeing."

Christensen was born in 1942 and raised in Culver City, California. He studied painting at Brigham Young University and, for a while, the University of California at Los Angeles before finishing his formal education at BYU. Since then, he has had one-man shows in the West and the Northeast and his work is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Christensen has also won all the professional art honors the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention can bestow, as well as multiple Chesley Awards from the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. Christensen has been designated as a “Utah Art Treasure,” one of Utah’s Top 100 Artists by the Springville Museum of Art and received the Governor’s Award for Art awarded by the Utah Arts Council recognizing the significance of Christensen’s artwork to Utah’s cultural communities. He was inducted into the U.S. Art magazine’s Hall of Fame and is an Honored Alumnus at Brigham Young University for his contributions to fine art and education. James and his wife Carole, co-chair the Mormon Arts Foundation. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University, and has also given workshops to large companies and organizations on the subject of creative thinking, including the California Art Educator’s Association, Hallmark and Intermountain Health Care. 

In addition to his fine art limited editions on paper and canvas, Christensen’s work can be found in five acclaimed books and a series of interactive journals and in three dimensions in porcelain and hand-crafted limited-edition bronze sculptures.

 

 

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