Arms Akimbo by Boscoe Holder


Arms Akimbo


Boscoe Holder

Ref GM1977
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 19" x 26" (48 x 65 cm)
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Holder’s forte was his depiction of Caribbean women. This is a typical portrait by Boscoe Holder, painted during his years in Trinidad. The use of the background colour to offset the white dress and headdress illustrates just what a great eye he had for colour, shape and passion. In the 1960’s, there were many black people who did not see themselves as beautiful, but Boscoe did, and his paintings encapsulated this before the phrase ‘black is beautiful’ was coined. The quiet beauty of the model, her purity of thought and vision and her quiet reflectiveness are all captured in his own inimitable and brilliant style.