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Proud Sorrow

Proud Sorrow

©2007-2017 Susan Thiele

Location:  Africa, Mali

The contrast of gorgeous, flowing robes, headdress & jewelry with the difficult, and sometimes quite primitive conditions in Africa, made an impression.  Since the painting was completed when the world became aware of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur,  I was moved to name the painting in honor of the women who remain so elegant and beautiful, while living in deplorable, sorrowful conditions in refugee camps.