Carolina Memory (Tidings)
Dimensions: composition: 16 × 23 3/4 in. (40.6 × 60.3 cm)
sheet: 22 × 29 1/8 in. (55.9 × 74 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Forstmann-Leff Associates, 1980
About: This print is based on a 1964 collage from the series Prevalence of Ritual. Carroll Greene has described Bearden's sense of ritual as "the choreography of daily life." At first glance this appears to be a scene from daily experience--an image of two friends greeting. However, the brown form protruding from the back of the woman at left resembles an angel's wing, a correlation more apparent in the original collage, adding an element of religious imagery to this print.
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