Reflection On Barley Hendricks Experience

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A Personal Reflection on The Barkley L. Hendricks Experience - As I See It Thomas, Floyd R. “A Personal Reflection on The Barkley L. Hendricks Experience - As I See It.” Lyman Allyn Art Museum (2001): 1. Resource Library Magazine. Web . Barkley Hendricks art contains elements of realism and postmodernism which represents life in his era. Hendrick’s simplicitistic style invigorates viewers and helps them be engaged into his artwork. Floyd R. Thomas, Jr., accounts the feelings he got when viewing Hendrick’s work, naming it the “Barkley L. Hendricks Experience”. Thomas said that Hendricks’s art gives a “feeling of intimacy, [due] in part, through [his] portraiture in life-size proportions. His subjects are neither diminutive nor larger-than…show more content…
Hendricks: Birth of the Cool Schoonmaker, Trevor, Thelma Golden, and Barkley L Hendricks. “Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool.” Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (2001): 140. Web. 11 Nov. 2015. . Barkley Hendricks life give insight into what he reflected in his artwork. Barkley Hendricks was born in 1945 in Philadelphia. Hendricks’s work mainly contains glimpses of inner-city life and people of color in the northeast region of the United States. His bold portrayal of his subject’s attitude and style elevates the common person to celebrity status. Hendricks’ unique artistic style and his symbolism of the culturally complex black body has paved the way for today’s younger generation of artists. This is why some name him the of the “Birth of the Cool” a name which was given to Miles Davis, as a breakthrough artist who was instrumental in bringing forth a new type of music called jazz. This book offers a comprehensive look at 100 color images of paintings created from 1964 to the present from Hendricks and includes a biography of Hendrick’s…show more content…
And Other Considerations Kennedy, Randall L.. “Who Can Say "nigger"? and Other Considerations”. The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education 26 (1999): 86–96. Web The word nigger has had a longstanding controversies in American society. The word is a key word in the lexicon of race relations and discussing issues affecting African American communities. The word has been debated as to who has the authority to use it. The word has been molded into several forms including nigger, nigga, and niggah. In Barkley Hendrick’s, “the New London Niggah” he puts the derogatory words as the main title of the piece. This drew several questions as to why he included it in his piece and what effect it has for the overall in the interpretation of the piece. Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art. Golden, Thelma. Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art,
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