Our choice of Jacqueline Amos for taking part in the
Guest Gallery of THE SECRETS OF PERFECTION is echoing to great victory of another black girl Miss World 2001 Agbani Darego.
Jacqueline Amos is very European artist for what we,
Europeans, like her still more. I am sure she loves El Greco's dramatic qualities, late figure composition of Frans
Hals, Rembrandt's lights. We can also compare her with German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) -- they both use
soft forms and solve similar woman problems. Though Modersohn-Becker is nearer earth when Jacqueline goes equally easy as
on ground as on high, Modersohn-Becker likes polychrome when Jacqueline Amos gives preference to monochrome painting. In picture
Roots, she becomes more American.
Composition of Jacqueline Amos is masterful, light weight,
sensitive and very beautiful. She is a maestro of composition. Her lucid, courageous and soft rhythms of dark and light reminds
about rhythms of black jazz.
Jacqueline Amos is a poet. Poetics goes right through
all her paintings, and naive Christian teaching about God and angels develops into lovely poetry. The titles of Jacqueline's
pictures are a nice poetic continuation of artistic idea.
Thus in creation of Jacqueline Amos we can see an example
of perfect synthesis of Negro, European, American arts and Christianity.
© Jacqueline Amos
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