Art is a Story

Art is a Story             Art has untapped potential and power. From the earlier types of art on forward to modern art, there has been much purpose, meaning, emotion and story within each piece of art created. Khan Academy’s video titled, “Representation and Abstraction: Millais’s Ophelia and Newman’s Vir Heroicus Sublimis,” takes an in depth … Continue reading Art is a Story

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