Saturday, January 16, 2010

He Is Risen

Romare Howard Bearden 1914 - 1988
He Is Risen (From The Passion of Christ Series) 1945
Oil on gessoed board
36 x 24 in. 44 1/2 x 32 1/2 x 3 in. (framed)
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

He is Risen was first purchased by Duke Ellington, and it remained in his family until the IMA acquired it.

This painting, from a series called Passion of Christ, established Romare Bearden, as an abstract painter.

For more about this painting and the series see