Blue Madonna, 1961

  • Bob Thompson, American, 1937-1966

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 51 1/2 × 74 3/4 inches (130.8 × 189.9 cm)
  • 52 3/8 × 75 7/8 × 1 11/16 inches (133 × 192.7 × 4.3 cm)

Gift of Edward Levine in memory of Bob Thompson

F1983.57

Department

African American Art

  • Religious symbolism
  • Flat
  • Religion
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Fragments
  • Trees
  • Religious communities
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Nude
  • Paris
  • Christ
  • Horses
  • Madonna

Signed, lower left corner: B Thompson '61

Signed and dated in lower left corner, in script: B Thompson '61

1983-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Moods of Light. Exh. cat., Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1963, no. 31. Tuite, Diana, ed. Bob Thompson: This House is Mine. Exh. cat., Colby College Museum of Art. New Haven, 2021, p. 118, pl. 42 (ill.).

Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY Michael Rosenfeld Gallery 24 West 57th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-247-0082

Bob Thompson, Blue Madonna, 1961, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Edward Levine in memory of Bob Thompson, F1983.57.