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Drawings by Lee Bontecou
Title: Alejandra Pizarnik

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Drawings of letterforms by Cyrus Highsmith
Title: Samuel Beckett

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Drawings by Moonassi
Title: Theodore Roethke

via Zeloot

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Drawings by Alberto del Pozo of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería

“Each of the illustrations in The Oricha Collection depicts the principal gods and goddesses that comprise the Afro-Cuban religion of Santería.

The Afro-Cuban orishas can be traced to the 19th Century slave trade, when thousands of men, women, and children were taken from their Yoruba homes in Nigeria to be sold as slaves in the new world. In Cuba, the slaves were introduced to Catholic teachings, resulting in a blending of Yoruba and Christian beliefs over time. Due to structural similarities between the two religions, the Yoruba gods were identified with Catholic saints, and as a result, many generations of slaves continued to practice their religion under the guise of Christian liturgy. This union gave rise to a new system of beliefs known as Lucumí or Santería, the ‘way of the saints.’’

Via the Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries
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Drawings and prints by Alice Aycock
Title: Alice Aycock, 1977

From the book Alice Aycock Drawings by Jonathan Fineberg

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