Friday, February 22, 2008


The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin), 1977 by Romare Bearden, The Art Institute of Chicago.

Bearden has re-cast the Greek hero if Homer's epic The Odyssey as an African family as they might have been portrayed in art from the African Kingdom of Benin. He also references frescos by the Italian artist Pintoricchio in the composition (and the title).

1 comment:

Adam Harvey said...

Yet it still seems like you could see this on a Grecian urn. That's a pretty effective melding of influences.

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