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Jones acknowledges the vibrancy of the body as the medium for creative expression. This installation consists of 30 life-size plaster coasts of faces and arms decorated in dots and stripes of different colors and patterns. The patterns resembled…

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In his work Brown Girl After the Bath, Motley revisited his origins of portraiture, yet his approach was seasoned according to his new objective of allowing African Americans to see themselves as an artistic center. He wanted an audience both black…

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Carlos Enríquez, nicknamed “The Painter of Cuban Ballads”, was a white Cuban artist who produced the majority of his work from the 1930s to 1950s, a period marked by political turbulence in Cuba. Cuban artists of this time celebrated the country…

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After Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller’s exposure to the works of Auguste Rodin at the Paris Exposition Universelle, we can see her departure from the Beaux-Arts traditional style of idealized or respectable subjects in her work Man Eating His Heart or…

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The alter ego photograph of actress and talk show host, Monique, by Derek Blanks insinuates ideas of W.E. B. Du Bois “double-consciousness” using renditions of the comedy and tragedy opera masks. In an interview Blanks explains how this image…

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James Amos Porter was the illustrious Father Of African American art history, as well as an artist, art-historian, instructor, arts administrator and artistic and cultural bridge builder. Born in Baltimore in 1905 to John Porter, a minister and Lydia…

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Untitled (Mary Magdalene) is an example of how Richard Nugent conveyed his homosexuality in his art fairly clearly. The painting is of a woman who is completely nude and seems to be standing up or coming forth from the page she is painted on. She is…
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