Calvary by Octavio Ocampo

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The artist appears in the work (lower right), representing St. John as well as all of humanity. This shows the benefits from the forgiveness bought by Christ’s sacrifice and glories in the hope that this brings.

The cloth robe worn by the artist on the lower right is a representation of the cloth pressed to Christ’s face by Veronica on which his countenance was indelibly imprinted. The cloth pictured shows Veronica’s face crying in anguish for the pain that Christ had to endure on the cross.

The "Calvary" is a vision of the time and place where all of humanity and hope for salvation and a life in God’s grace was born. We should look upon it as an eternal reminder of God’s love for the world and everyone in it. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

Octavio Ocampo paints in a style that he terms as "metamorphic". This name is appropriate for two reasons. The first is that his pictures appear classical in nature, but upon closer examination we realize that what was first seen appears to be something else entirely. The second metamorphosis transpires within the viewer of the work as he is given a glimpse of his preconceptions and how they effect what he sees. It is uncanny how what we most need to see, appears most prominently to us and can in fact be a comfort and guide as we interact with the metamorphic work and through it with our own subconscious.

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  • Marilyn, thanks for responding so quickly. We have found the Calvary Octavia print we want but cannot see anything but the 8x10. Do you have other sizes between the 8x10 and 20x24?


    We do have 2 other sizes.  To see them you need to use the drop down menu on the right
    hand side of the picture on the page.  Once you use the drop down menu and click on a
    size, you will see the price change for that size of the image.

    The other sizes are:  10 x 13 and 14 x 17.

    Thanks a lot!  Marilyn

  • What year was this print made?

    Hello and thanks for the question!

    I believe the original painting was done in the late 70's to early 80's.
    The prints we sell are brand new on a heavy lithograph paper.
    I hope this helps answer your questiion.

    Thanks, Marilyn

  • How large does this picture come

    Hello and thanks for your question!

    The largest size I have available is 20" x 24" for $ 40.00. Thanks again!  Marilyn

  • What are the sizes of these prints?

    Hello and thanks for your question! If you use the drop down arrow just below this wording: Use dropdown menu below to see all available! It will show you all the different sizes and prices for each we have available. Have fun!  Marilyn