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Yemanja sea goddess

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Painting
Artist/Maker: Robb, Alan
Date: 2007
Media/Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: image size: 55 cm x 40 cm; overall: 64.5 cm x 49.5 cm
Classification: Composition


Artist's statement:-

YEMANJA is goddess of water, sea and rivers. The painting is based loosely on a small figurine bought in Rio. The Yemanja featured is on January 2nd where crowds of Brazilians assemble on the beaches and sail small paper boats with candles and offerings out on the tide.

"All his paintings show a strong foundation in drawing, a grasp of pictorial organisation and tonal subtlety; these were the valued legacies of his time at Gray's School of Art. Paining Mattered; it was a dicipline but alos the zest of life. To be a painter was to be lucky enough to be part of a great tradition and to renew that tradition every day one spent in the studio" - Dr Euan MacArthur.
Object Number: ABDRG2008.20