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Larry Richardson at [email protected]
57" x 47" unframed acrylic
on canvas stretched by artist.
Madonna of Darfur
This painting is the second in the series
relating to Darfur.
The first painting related to the women of Darfur who are suffering
violence, atrocities and abduction. The first painting a woman
nude from the waste up conveyed the tragic faith that women are
subjugated to but enhanced the beauty of the human figure. By creating
images that stimulate thought using the human figure I hope to
heighten the awareness of what has been described as one of the
worst humanitarian crises.
The “Madonna of Darfur” is a confluence of images
that have dissimilar values. Completely clothed in what can be
described as early renaissance dress strengthens her place in history,
imagined or real. The Scallop shell around her neck is the symbol
of the traveler and guaranteed her food and shelter. Today in
parts of Africa these shells as well as others are very much a
the artwork and culture. The hooded Falcon by her side is a representation
of hierarchy for men in the region of the Sudan soon to be released
just as she has dropped the orb to unite herself with the masses.
This is a very brief overview that relates to the imagery. As
the Artist my sovereign self my inner core of creativity-that which
defines our individuality and what we hold and protect as sacred
cannot completely be explained. Ten percent of my portion of the
sale of this painting will be donated to the “Save the Dafur