Blackamoor With Monkeys
- Limited Edition
- Giclee on Canvas
- Signed and Numbered
- Certificate of Authenticity
A limited edition work of art by John Holyfield depicting a Blackamoor carrying a large container filled with pomegranate fruit and flowers. He carefully walks across a floor littered with monkeys playing with pomegranates. This giclee on canvas measures 36x26 inches. It ships signed and numbered by the artist and with a certificate of authenticity. This piece has an edition size of 200.
A Blackamoor is an exoticized figures, usually an African male used in European art in the Early Modern period.
|Cert. Of Authenticity||Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist|
|Medium||Giclee on Canvas|
|Signed||Signed and Numbered by the Artist|
John HolyfieldJohn's work has a strong southern folksy feel, capturing the essence of rural life. His main themes are family, spirituality and culture. For much of his subject matter, he draws from his family members,childhood memories and stories from his grandmothers. His grandmothers are his greatest inspirations; which explains the repetition of women in his works. John has always been captivated by the church and often depicts images related to spirituality. John also focuses on aspects such as music, heritage and traditions that set his race apart from others... yet his use of timeless themes make the images relative to anyone who views them. Such artists as Ernie Barnes and Norman Rockwell inspire John's style. Like Barnes, his compositions are full of movement and his characters elongated and distorted. John's images seem to capture a snap-shot of a moment. This style of visual story-telling is inspired by the narrative style of Norman Rockwell.
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