Cornucopia and Her Pestilential Sister-Famine

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Title

Cornucopia and Her Pestilential Sister-Famine

Description

In the right foreground is a woman dressed as Cornucopia with a representation of her sister Famine on the left. The figure dressed as Famine has a crow like face and is shown shying away from the light. She is made of bones, wearing a thin black dress. Above and to her left are two vultures flying in the direction of Cornucopia. The figure dressed as Cornucopia is a voluptuous woman wearing a dress made of fruit and vegetables. She is leaning on a real cornucopia that is being held up by cherubs at the base. Cornucopia is surrounded by an abundance of vegetation and small cherub-like figures. The whole composition seems to be divided by light and darkness. On the left side where famine is personified is darkness as you move toward the right a bright shining sun fills the center and right side with light.
Artist's Proof-O; Cornucopia and Her Pestilential Sister-Famine; Adolf Dehn; '42

Source

Dehn Drawer 19

Date

1949

Contributor

Gift of Mrs. Virginia Dehn

Rights

This digital image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of St. Catherine University. Artwork available for faculty/staff use. Please contact the Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery Director, Kathy Daniels, at (651) 690-6637.

Format

Ink
12 7/8 x 17 1/4 inches

Type

Print

Identifier

2013.0.238

Collection

Citation

“Cornucopia and Her Pestilential Sister-Famine,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed May 22, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/3350.

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