© Jack Whitten. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Ogun's Shield
Date: 1989
Medium: Canvas attached to wood board with wood elements painted with acrylic; welded steel frame
Dimensions: 25 1/2 × 22 1/2 × 1 5/8 in. (64.8 × 57.2 × 4.1 cm) composition: 20 5/16 × 17 7/8 in. (51.6 × 45.4 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mike and Rob Abel, 2006
Object Number: 2006-73
About: Throughout his 50-year career, Jack Whitten has been fascinated by the process and evolution of painting. He considers his canvases as three-dimensional objects, often applying wooden elements directly onto the painting’s surface. The title of this work most likely refers to the Yoruba deity, Ogun, the patron spirit of metal workers and war.
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