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Village Wedding

Accession Number

Village Wedding

Georges Auguste

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

23 in x 27 in (58.42 cm x 68.58 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James L. Curtis

Subject matter
Haitian painter Georges Auguste is a self-taught artist. He began painting while working as a watchman at the Center d’Art in Port au Prince, Haiti. Auguste used the center's left over materials to create his paintings. Auguste's paintings offer insight into Haitian life, such as the wedding ritual seen here.  

Physical Description
A wedding party on horseback—led by the bride in white with a veil, and the groom in a cowboy hat—leaves a village while a crowd watches. Each of the horses is a different color, including red, gray, and different shades of brown. The people are dressed in bright, solid-colored clothes. Some wear brimmed hats. The village, consisting of a few houses and fields of green plants, palm trees, and trees with large purple and pink leaves, surrounds the wedding party on three sides. There is a clear blue sky overhead. 

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Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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horseback riding
oil painting (technique)
self-taught artists
weddings (ceremonies)

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