A Strong Back
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This beautifully colored, abstract painting portrays five African women carrying large vessels of water on top of their heads. The vertical lines of the women's legs and necks characterize the length of the painting, but paradoxically, the light that hits each woman on the left shoulder creates diagonal shadows at the women's feet, suggesting the brightness of the day. If you look closely, the large, spherical pots atop their heads take on the shape of each women's body. As they walk together, the women project an image of strength and unity.