"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Loïs Mailou Jones

 "Jones went to Africa for the first time in 1970, at age sixty-five, but the forms, rhythmic cadences, and vibrant color she associated with the ceremonies of Africa had infused her art since her student years. These influences are apparent in Self Portrait, in which Jones links her identity with traditional African sculpture." -- National Portrait Gallery

Perhaps the most famous of Jones' work is Les Fétiches, Paris '38.


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