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16 May 2014

Paul Benney

Speaking In Tongues by Paul Benney, artist-in-residence at Somerset House, London, was unveiled at Leicester Cathedral on Wednesday of last week. The new work will be exhibited there until 8 June, before touring other cathedrals this year. The subjects portrayed are friends and contemporaries of the artist, and are depicted as the Apostles, with Pentecostal flames hovering above them. The resin surface of the painting creates a shine, designed to reflect the viewer, to simulate the effect of entering the picture. The Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd David Monteith, said: "This monumental painting begs me to ponder whether God's fire might just be still at work in the world, enabling new languages and visions to emerge."

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