This drawing takes two figures inspired by a couple of men I saw at an Alameda bookstore and places them in a pose that evokes a popular religious motif of the Renaissance era. The pose recalls paintings of what was called “the descent,” in which the crucified Christ is taken down from the cross by loved ones and followers. An example of the descent is THIS painting by Pieter Paul Rubens. In the background of my drawing, I replaced the cross with a an imaged lifted and modified from a photo of a streetlamp on a rainy night.
2 thoughts on “1001 Black Men–#167”
Stunning – one of my new favorites.
I’m glad you enjoyed this one. I decided to go out on a limb and try something different–with the pose and with the background.