Harlem Renaissance: Celebration of African Culture

Harlem Renaissance: Celebration of African Culture             The Harlem Renaissance was a period of time that was pivotal for African American artists. It was a time where African American culture was celebrated and allowed the viewer to better understand the culture. With such artists as Meta Fuller, Palmer Hayden, Aaron Douglas, William H. Johnson, Lois … Continue reading Harlem Renaissance: Celebration of African Culture

The Power of Art

The Social and Political Power of Art In the 1930’s art transformed powerfully on a large political scale. Some artists took on the bourgeois of empire and industry, some took on the social realities of the Great Depression, while others took on war. As some artists changed their focus on social politics, giants of governments … Continue reading The Power of Art

Abstract Expressionism: 1940’s America

Abstract Expressionism: 1940’s America To art critic, Clement Greenberg, the most essential characteristic in judging art was form. Although his rival Harold Rosenberg argued that form was not the only aspect to view in art, Greenberg was still viewed as an important and noteworthy critic. American Abstract Expressionism left a lasting impression on many critics … Continue reading Abstract Expressionism: 1940’s America