Influence of Dreams: The Larapinta Madonna

 

2008, 98 x 76 cms NFS

 

I made two versions of this and this is the second, with Anglena, Shirleen and Tyrone Hayes watched over by Perugino's Madonna ca, 1473. I'd had several prompts to make images of various Madonnas for the Hayes family and the advent of a child seemed an appropriate occasion. Plus, I'd been fingering John Berger's, The Seventh Man, when I came upon a black and white plate of the Renaissance artist and its exquisite grace dumbfounded me. The earlier version retains the proportional size variants of Perugino whereas here, I enlarged the young women to give more equality with the Holy Mother.