“Agony-of-Crucifixion”-wood sculpture by AVonnHartung

Agony of Crucifixion wood sculpture by A.Vonn Hartung for St. John's Catholic Church (Montville, Connecticut)

The Agony of Crucifixion

“Agony of Crucifixion” An original wood sculpture by AVonnHartung
by A.Vonn Hartung, based on a study of the book “A Doctor at Calvary” by Pierre Barbet, M.D.
For St. John’s Church, Montville, Connecticut
Commissioned by Monsignor Bronislaw Gadarowski

I carved this crucified Christ after an in-depth study of the book “A Doctor at Calvary” by Pierre Barbet M.D.
The main results of the study show in the carving the effects of asphyxiation symptoms where all the muscles of the body cramp up due to lack of oxygen and cause massive cramps resulting in agonizing death.

This wood sculpture is approximately life-size, carved in linden wood (circa 1981) for St. John’s Catholic Church in Montville, Connecticut, commissioned by Msgr. Bronislaw Gadarowski.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Joe & Patty
    Pray this reply finds you both in good health!
    Just to let you know, we were in Waterford for our annual vacation and one of our priorities was to see your beautiful carving of our Savior! We went to St John’s in Montville but could not get anyone to answer the door of the rectory and the church was closed. We were so disappointed!
    Anyway Joe, just wanted you to know that… Best Reguards..Jim & Gail

    1. Jim thank you for your comment. I’m so sorry about the church being closed, after all the anticipation of seeing the sculpture. In the good old days the churches were always open. I guess it’s better to call before trying to get in. Hope to see you guys sometime this year.
      Be well and be in love ! God wills it !
      Vonn 🙏🙏❤️.

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