This is my favorite work of art.
It’s Romare Bearden’s Reclining Nude, a portrait that shows beauty at its finest. I love this portrait not only because its eroticism, but it portrays a beautiful, voluptuous Black woman in all her glory.
I first saw this work of art at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, where the late artist’s work was featured in an exhibit. Before this show, I wasn’t that familiar with his repertoiree. Every showpiece was full of color and emotion, but it was this painting that took my breath away.