Monday, November 9, 2015

Study Guide for Quiz #2

Below are nine images from which I will choose the five slide identifications on Quiz #2:

The Banjo Lesson
Henry Ossawa Tanner

Aaron Douglas

 African Dancer
Richmond Barthé

Wiliam Edmondson

 Migration of the Negro, Panel 1: During the World War there was a Great Migration North by Southern Negroes
Jacob Lawrence

Harlem Turns White
Norman Lewis

 Rocket to the Moon
Romare Bearden

The Liberation of Aunt Jemima
Betye Saar

Below are three essay topics from which I will choose the one for Quiz #2
  1. In the early decades of the 20th Century, African American leaders like W.E.B. Dubois and Alain Locke issued a call to African American artists to create a new "black aesthetic" that would "uplift the race" and deliberately reconnect with the traditional and ancient arts of Africa.  Name two of the artists who made work aimed at answering this call and describe how each did so.
  2. Define Primitivism and tell how it is demonstrated in at least two artworks that you have seen in class.
  3. Describe the prominent artistic style of the WPA/FAP and explain what changes Archibald Motley, Jr. made to his stylistic approach when he painted Picnic as a government commission.

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