speaking through a paintbrush.
The Migration of the Negro panel number 1
In the picture below it shows some of the same characteristics of migration. There is a sense of anticipation as they look off into the distance. They are searching for some of the same things as the people in the first image such as freedom, represented by the birds above. The empty space is there to represent the future that lies ahead. Will it be good?
"When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it."
Jacob Lawrence has influenced America greatly. He changed us through his art. He normally portrayed struggles of African Americans during periods in the Harlem Renaissance and the Great Migration. The great Migration was a period of time from 1910-1970 when over 6 million African Americans moved from the urban South to the rural North. He told stories of our past and history. He showed these hard times and helped us remember them today. His work played a big part in decelerating racial oppression. Not only did he affect average people and tell history but he was a role model for other artists to follow. He created his own technique and style. He created a version of painting called dynamic cubism. He put together the tempera technique, which was pigment mixed with binder made of egg yolk thinned with water, and the traditional cubist style. many artists saw him as an inspiration to pursue their own work and maybe make there own technique.
"I hope that when my life ends, I would have added a little beauty, perception, and quality for those who follow."
“I would describe my work as expressionist. The expressionist point of view is stressing your own feelings about something.”
Is that piece by Lawrence?
This one is
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