Monday, December 28, 2009

Strong drawing



Some artwork seems to vibrate with energy, like this Dilmus Hall drawing. Hall, who lived in Athens, Ga., and died in 1987, actually shows energy with dashes around Sampson and above the onlooker's head. The dashes were a hallmark of his work. This drawing is typical in that it shows Hall's Christian faith. He writes on the drawing, "Sampson prayed to god give him his stringht one more." And, "He bowed his head with his giant waight."

2 comments:

  1. Kevin, This post inspired mine today - hope that's okay.

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  2. There's nothing like the intersection of religion and art, from the Renaissance through the Outsider art of the South. Thanks for sharing this. Great piece!

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