Black Madonnas

Black madonna
Hand coloured Monoprint. Exhibited in Patterns for Peace 2019 @REMuseum.

Please see published picture in my article in IMSLA Special Issue 2020 “History, Art, Image” 2020.
IMSLA Oct 2020 Issue 9:3. Chapter 3: Tina Lawlor Mottram, “‘The Salmon of Knowledge’ shared with children in Zona Imaginaria, San Fernando, Argentina”

Black Madonna
Acrylic on canvas. Exhibited in Patterns for Peace 2019 @REMuseum.
Hand coloured Monoprint. Exhibited in Patterns for Peace 2019 @REMuseum.
Black madonna.
Black Madonna.
Lino cut, hand coloured monoprint. Exhibited in patterns for Peace 2019 @REMuseum.

Hand coloured Monoprint. Exhibited in Patterns for Peace 2019 @REMuseum.

These Black Madonnas are inspired by photographs taken in la Plata cathedral in Argentina and also in Sorocaba in Brazil, where these Madonnas are venerated. They are part of a long tradition of Madonna with dark skin, the subject of many interesting academic discussions and I find their beauty a constant reminder of our Planet Earth. For me, these works embody the Mother Nature figure prevalent is no many cultures worldwide. I have seen many of these Madonnas – in Dublin, Prague and Montserrat in Barcelona.