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Award-winning '14 Stations of the Cross' by Artist Leonard Porter Available in Archival Giclées

2/8/2012 - 8:35 AM PST

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Segnatura Fine Arts offers an edition of the ecclesiastical commissioned masterpiece that is affordable to a wider audience; continues free-shipping offer

NEW YORK, NY (February 8, 2012) - Contemporary artist Leonard Porter's award-winning, oil-on-canvas "14 Stations of the Cross," commissioned by and installed at the Church of Christ the King in New Vernon, N.J., is now available from Segnatura Fine Arts in a specially created giclée collection.

Porter's original, custom-framed 12"x16" paintings won the 2011 Merit Design Award from the American Institute of Architects' Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture. John Varriano, writing in Sacred Architecture (Issue 20 2011), said Porter's Stations "breathe new life into a seemingly forgotten idiom, and do so with a unique sense of thoughtful and spirited grandeur."

The "14 Stations" archival-quality giclée set is available in five sizes, from 12" to 32" tall, at prices from $8,960 to $23,800 (depending on size and framing option chosen) - a fraction of the cost of the original work. Shipping within the Continental U.S. is free. Initially, the free-shipping offer was to be through the end of 2011, but it has been indefinitely extended to provide additional savings.

The giclées "maintain the color, tonal and textural integrity of the original," said New York-based Porter, who was the 2006 recipient of the prestigious Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition, presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. "My purpose in creating them was to make this detailed work more affordable to a wider audience of parishes, organizations and religious individuals," he continued. "So much of the Stations art on the market today lacks depth, and, I believe, diminishes the power and meaning of what the work represents."

Porter, who, along with historian Denis McNamara, Ph.D., provides rich commentary to each Station at, has created works of antiquity and Classical mythology that have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the country and abroad. He has created ceiling designs for residential interiors, allegorical oil paintings, and large-scale, complex ecclesiastical murals.

Among Porter's other best-known commissioned projects are a 21-foot-wide triptych altarpiece, "Christ Revealing His Sacred Heart with Saints and Angels," for St. Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls, S.D.; and a 16-foot x10-foot mural, "Christ in Majesty, " based on the Book of Revelation, for St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

The artist notes that his inspiration for the name "Segnatura" is the Room of the Segnatura in the Vatican, which contains Raphael's most famous frescoes.


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