Marlene Dumas - Contemporary Artists

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Marlene Dumas

Die Baba

1985
Oil on Canvas on Linen

130 x 110cm

Bathed in sickly blue-yellow light, Marlene Dumas’s baby is almost repellent. Instead of an instant love affair, Dumas paints an alien encounter, the unnerving presence of an ‘other’, the realisation of an individual with a will and determination of his own. Marlene Dumas confronts the reality of motherhood, with all its natural and terrifying implications.
 
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