Ronald C. Moody
"....Midonz had been sent to Paris soon after completion
for the artist's solo show at the Galerie Billiet-Vorms in November 1937
and its sequel at the Kunstzaal van Lier, Amsterdam, the following January.
It had returned to Paris and, shortly after being shown at the Salon des Tuileries
in June 1938, was shipped, together with eleven other works, to the Harmon
Foundation for inclusion in the Contemporary Negro Art exhibition....Midonz,
together with Wohin (1935) and Tacet (1938), form the trinity
of heroic heads created by the artist during the first burgeoning of his
art, in the early 1930s. They are closely interconnected. Manifest in each
is the artist's passionate concern with the exploration of the inner life
of Man and the possibility of evolution through self awareness. In each
he...captured an extraordinary sense of spiritual unity."
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