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Artistic Advent: Black Madonna and Child

Today's Advent artwork is dedicated to par_avion, who sent a very nice Christmas card, done in a folk art style that, for some reason, sort of reminded me a little bit of The Madonna of the Stars. Thanks!

Romare H. Bearden (1912–1988)
Black Madonna and Child, 1969
Paper, photomechanical reproduction, pencil, gouache, ink and fabric on paperboard
Black Madonna and Child
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

In addition to his collages, Romare Bearden was also an accomplished painter, poet, and songwriter. He's a fascinating person; his official web site is well worth a visit.
Tags: advent: 2004, art: collage
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