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Madonna and Child in a Real World

Madonna and Child in a Real World

Sarah Charlesworth Madonna and Child in a Real World 1991 Silver print with wood frame

Edition of 10
Frame size: 33 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches (84.5 x 64.8 cm)
(Inventory #32324)

• Individual from “the Renaissance Drawings” series

This work is from the Renaissance Drawings, which are black and white photo prints finished in the style of Old Master drawings and play off classic psychoanalytic constructs. The imagery in these pieces is drawn from fragments taken from Renaissance paintings which are collaged and enlarged as photographic prints. Individual works explore such notions as the Oedipal complex, erotic fantasy, the hero myth, denial of death, and projection. These works serve as a vehicle through which classic paintings are re-interpreted or re-valued in light of personal concerns.

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