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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 world’s
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 part of 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 Dafur Foundation”