The art piece, Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks has a medium of oil on canvas which consists of a lot of detail and meaning. This was a painting made in 1832 with a scale of 17 7/8 x 23 7/8 inches and now is part of the MET collection. Hicks intention with this painting was to get the idea of Isaiah 11:6 into image since it wasn 't going so well at the time of the paintings creation. He wanted to show perfect harmony during hardship and the Bible verse perfectly aligned with his thought thus allowing him to attempt the recreation of it. Hicks not only a painter was also a Quaker minister; this allowed him to have a greater idea of what the passage was talking about. This painting shows different species of animals in what Hicks considers complete harmony which may also be what he considers happiness to be.
In his piece, Ligon utilizes a unique style of texture through his portrayal of the noteworthy phrase “ I do not always feel colored… ... I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background,” (Hurston). As one looks from the top of the image down, there is an extremely noticeable transition in the texture of the words from clear, smooth letters into letters that are blurry and smeared. As the viewer looks lower and lower into the piece, the words that are depicted transition into something incomprehensible that is hard to grasp.. If one were to
We deceided on Harriet Tubman as our influential person in history. We chose her because we both learned about her in grade school. We both really wanted to do a woman who was very influential in American History. We finally came to an agreement after many hours of researching women in American History. We almost chose Eleanor Roosevelt, but decided on Harriet Tubman because of her bravery. Harriet Tubman was a strong women who was known as "Moses" to the people whom she freed. Not only was Harriet once a slave she also was a nurse during the Civil War. Harriet could have resented the White man, but chose to help and support them. She is a very admirable women who over came slavery and chose to help those who needed it.
If I were a soldier back in the 1700 and had duties in Valley Forge, I would quit and leave. Valley Forge was a winter camp that soldiers had to stay in. I have many evidences that I would quit Valley Forge. One evidence that I would quit is from Document A. It is an estimate of illness and death at Valley Forge. It shows half of the soldiers in February 1778 were unable to report for duty due to illness. During encampment there were about 2,500 dead soldiers. So I would have left because that many people died or got ill. Another evidence is Document B. It is a painting by William Henry Powell. It was about the Committee of Congress at Valley Forge. The painting shows how sick and poor
The eight early twentieth century artists that we researched each represent or impact the Harlem Renaissance through their art. While I was searching, I was surprised to notice names such as Van Gogh and Picasso appeared on our list, but after further research it began to make sense that if artists went to Europe, they were bound to bring back art styles that were common in Europe. Also, when I was investigating the paintings, many patterns began to stick out. I would say the art shown does not have an analytical or political tone but a more colorful, expressive, light-filled, and emotional feel. For example, most of the artists used very vivid colors in mostly bright settings as opposed to dull black and white colors. Additionally, humans were the focus of all of the paintings. In some, humans were doing mundane actions such as reading or dancing, while in others it was just a simple portrait.
When asked what a network is, I usually think about the internet or my phone’s network. It had never occurred to me to go further in depth on the subject. In order to fully understand what a network is we must look into what all networks have in common. All networks whether they are a broadcast, a computer, or a business network (the list goes on) all share common traits. There exists a hierarchy within each network and the more connections one has, the better. For example, within a business network the more connections one has, the higher the position they can gain. All networks are self-motivated, transfers knowledge, contains subnetworks, have a set of protocols, rules, can have bad connections and they all have a connection in a common
Throughout the history of the United States, there have been several unique periods that have encouraged free-expression and experimentation. The Harlem Renaissance was one of the most influential periods in American history that contributed immensely to the rise of the “New Negro”, the renowned phrase coined by Howard University philosophy professor Alain Locke in his 1925 book “The New Negro”. In his book, Locke captured a significant central theme of the Harlem period: “We are witnessing the resurgence of a people. Negro life is not only establishing new contacts and founding new centers, it is finding a new soul. There is a fresh spiritual and cultural focusing. We have, as the heralding sign, an unusual outburst of creative expression.
African Americans have played a significant role in the field of visual arts and also in other artworks. Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) and Kara Walker (1969 -) serve among the most recognized African American visual artists for their contribution. The artists are connected with their ability in expressing a message that has a lasting interest that results from their American experience. The personal experience of African Americans tends to differ from that of other communities in the U.S thus promoting their works to possess some aspects associated with their history (Philips Collection Organization, 2001). Furthermore, individual experiences of the artists tend to reflect and influence the direction of their work. The paper presents a comparative
The 1920s and 1930s was a time when everyone was inspired by jazz and urban, black expression. It was a moment when modern African American culture took people's imagination. Archibald Motley, an visual artist, born in 1891 in New Orleans, LA and raised in Chicago, IL was one of the most widely recognized African American artists in the 20th century. And one of the most important 20th century artist in Chicago. He contributed to artistry of black culture and history in many different ways. Not to mention, Motley was a great importance during the Harlem Renaissance time period, known as a symbolic painter. Greatly known for his paintings of jazz culture in passionate city scenes and black social life. Motley made many contributions to life in
I’ve got to get a bard on this spear! We wounded a pig and the spear fell out. If we could only make barbs-’” (51). Jack symbolizes hostility, jack feels powerful when he hunts, and throughout the chapter he becomes weak from not hunting.
This exhibition proposal will focus on Dox Thrash, an African American artist whom heavily focused in the field of printmaking in his art career. This will be targeting audiences who are experienced and novice printmakers, art historians, those wanting to learn more about the carborundum printmaking process and its history and people who are wanting to learn about African American artists. Throughout this, the audience will learn of how Dox Thrash came upon his legendary printmaking method, the importance of his work with his generation of the time, his involvement with the federal Art Project (1936-1939). As we talk more about his contributions to the field, we will see later of how he helped teach young African American artists in his later years of his life. In this presentation we will see 10 of his prints showing his carborundum printmaking process along with a tutorial video/pictures to allow us to see how it worked out.
The painting Possum Men of Yirtjurunya was painted by artist Anatjari Tjakamarra’s in 1974. Anatjari was one of the men involved in the group who painted the school wall back in 1971.
Pop art era originated in New York during the mid-1950s and ended in the early 1970s. It focused on familiar places in citizen’s day to day life, creating commercial images and during this time Pop art boomed because of the media World War II was receiving. Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “WHAAM!” would mostly fall under the category of the Pop art era for the reasons being that it is based on an image from a DC comic “All American Man of War” which was published by DC comics in 1962. Lichtenstein presented a powerfully charged scene in an impersonal manner, leaving the viewer to decipher the meaning for themselves. The painting is in a comic style of art (Pop Art) and depicts two fighter jets (one owned by the United States the other owned by the Soviet Union) in the air with one shooting a missile towards the other jet with a humongous “WHAAM!” giving the painting a cartoon feel by emphasizing the onomatopoeic lettering in a yellow box, showing that the plane has blown up.