Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Slide Images for October 21

 Barbeque
Archibald Motley, Jr.
1934

 Paramount Advertisement for Leothus Green
1925

Advertisement for “The Jazz Singer”
1927

Lucky Strike Advertisement featuring
Al Jolson
1927

video
“The Jazz Singer”
Directed by Alan Crosland
1927

Jockey Club
Archibald Motley, Jr.
1929


video
Sur un Air de Charleston 
Directed by Jean Renoir
1926


Photographs of Josephine Baker
c. Late 1920s

Advertisement for Revue Negre
Paul Colin
1925

Advertisement for Bal Negre
Caron
1927

African Dancer
Richmond Barthé
1933

Dance Figure
Richmond Barthé
1935

video
Hattie McDaniel’s Oscar Acceptance Speech
1940

Terms of the Day for October 21

  • The Harlem Renaissance - a period in the 1920s and 1930s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished, characterized by a deliberate reconnection with traditional and ancient African arts.
  • Mammy Archetype – a reference to African American women in a time when Africans worked as domestic servants/slaves. She is often portrayed within a narrative framework or other imagery as a domestic servant of African descent, generally good-natured, often overweight, very dark skinned, middle aged, and loud.
  • Jezebel Archetype – a term with roots in the biblical character Jezebel often used to describe the stereotypical primitive, sexually promiscuous, and sometimes controlling black woman.
  • Primitivism – a Western art movement that borrows visual forms from non-Western or prehistoric peoples; those that were considered “primitive”.


Monday, October 19, 2015

Slide Images for October 19

Couple Wearing Racoon Coats with a Cadillac, Taken on West 127th Street, Harlem New York
James Vanderzee
1932




Scenes of Harlem Life from the 1920s


I, Too
Langston Hughes
1932

Black & Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington
1927

 Black Prophet 
from Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro
Winold Reiss
1925

Portrait of Langston Hughes
Winold Reiss
c. 1925

Self-Portrait
William H. Johnson
1929

Anna Washington Derry
Laura Wheeler Waring
c. 1927

 Wall Painting From the Tomb of Nebamun
Egypt
c. 1450 BCE

 Scene from The Papyrus of Hunefer
Egypt
c. 1375 BCE

Fang Mask
Gabon, Africa
19th century

 Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Pablo Picasso
1907

 Portrait of Ambroise Vollard
Pablo Picasso
1910

 Play De Blues/Misery
Illustration by Aaron Douglas
Poem by Langston Hughes
1927

Song of the Towers
Aaron Douglas
1934

Crucifixion
Aaron Douglas
1927

Aspiration
Aaron Douglas
1936

Terms of the Day for October 19

  • Modern Age– the post-medieval historical period which was marked by the move from feudalism toward capitalism, industrialization, secularization, rationalization, the nation-state and its constituent institutions and forms of surveillance.
  • Late Modern Era – the final phase of the Modern Age, occurring between 1900 and the 1970s, which was marked by extreme industrialization, urbanization, and strides toward race and gender equality.
  • Modern Art – artistic works produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the style and philosophy of art in which the traditions of the past have been thrown aside in a spirit of experimentation.
  • The “New Negro” – a term popularized during the Harlem Renaissance implying a more outspoken advocacy of dignity and a refusal to submit quietly to the practices and laws of Jim Crow racial segregation. The term was made popular by Alain Locke.
  • The Harlem Renaissance - a period in the 1920s and 1930s when African-American achievements in art and music and literature flourished, characterized by a deliberate reconnection with traditional and ancient African arts.