An Invitation to Gaze

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Handsome Black Man

Above: Handsome Black Man
October 2010
17cm x 18cm
A pencil drawing (Faber Castel Albrecht Durer watercolour crayon) on copy paper.

Below: The Caribbean Model
17cm x 17cm
A mixed media painting (Faber Castel Albrecht Durer watercolour crayon, Indian ink, Daler Rowney FW acrylic ink, Caran d'ache Neocolour II water-soluble wax crayons) on 100% cotton rag, acid-free paper (200g).

Yesterday, whilst researching images on the Internet, I came across an artist from Trinidad: Boscoe Holder is apparently well-known for his paintings of black Caribbean women but also of black male nudes. If you are not familiar with his work, take a look, it's good.
Many of Boscoe Holder's paintings can be viewed at the 101 Gallery:
Below: A painting by Boscoe Holder

The gallery also represents Boscoe Holder's brother: Geoffrey, whose work I particularly like.
Below: a painting by Geoffrey Holder