(Born 1953 in Kuilsrivier, South Africa)
This work is not currently on view.
German Witch, 2000
Ink and acrylic on paper
90 ¼ x 35 ½ in. (229.2 x 90.2 cm)
Fractional and promised gift of Beth and
German Witch, one of Marlene Dumas's signature large-scale watercolors, is rendered with a finely modulated monochromatic wash and tonal accents. The effect is both fluid and sensuous, alluding to the voluptuous fleshy nudes of her Flemish forebear Rubens. The image also has a mysterious side, as the figure turns to look over her shoulder at an unknown subject before flying away on a tiny broomstick. In 2001, the ICA presented an exhibition of Dumas' work One Hundred Models and Endless Rejects.