Gerard Fortune 20"x16" Marassas and Snakes 1991 Acrylic on Canvas #J12-HA
This is a beautiful artwork duly signed by the famous Haitian artist Gerard (Fortune) on the lower left corner. It depicts a voodoo scene of marassas, the marassa twin spirits of Love, Truth and Justice. In voodoo art, the marassa are served right after Legba and are given a high place of importance. The artwork is sold unframed.
Gerard Fortune was born in 1925 and started to paint in 1978. He is a houngan, pastry chef, and painter whose art talent flourished with the recognition of his talent by the author Selden Rodman in his book " Where Art Is Joy". His work has been internationally exhibited and belongs to the permanent collection of the Waterloo Museum of Art in Iowa and the Ramapo College in New Jersey.
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