Behold Thy Son

Created by
Driskell, David C., American, 1931 - 2020
Subject of
Till, Emmett, American, 1941 - 1955
Date
1956
Medium
mixed media on canvas
Dimensions
H x W (unframed): 46 × 36 in. (116.8 × 91.4 cm)
Description
An oil painting in which the artist presents the bruised and battered body of Emmett Till as a Christ-like figure with his arms outstretched in the form of a crucifixion. The hands and arms of a figure behind him are visible holding the body.
Classification
Visual Arts
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
oil paintings
Topic
Art
Civil rights
Religion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.7
Restrictions & Rights
© David C. Driskell
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd52bcfba14-383d-460a-bfd9-60a0123db546