Souls Grown Deep Once That River Starts To Flow

Souls Grown Deep Once That River Starts To Flow

Author by : Paul Arnett
Language : en
Publisher by : Tinwood Books
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Description : The first comprehensive overview of an important genre of American art, Souls Grown Deep explores the visual-arts genius of the black South. This first work in a multivolume study introduces 40 African-American self-taught artists, who, without significant formal training, often employ the most unpretentious and unlikely materials. Like blues and jazz artists, they create powerful statements amplifying the call for freedom and vision.


Souls Grown Deep

Souls Grown Deep

Author by : Paul Arnett
Language : en
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Soulstirrers

Soulstirrers

Author by : H. Ike Okafor-Newsum
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Description : In SoulStirrers, H. Ike Okafor-Newsum describes the birth and development of an artistic movement in Cincinnati, Ohio, identified with the Neo-Ancestral impulse. The Neo-Ancestral impulse emerges as an extension of the Harlem Renaissance, the Negritude Movement, and the Black Arts Movement, all of which sought to re-represent the "primitive" and "savage" black and African in new terms. Central to the dominant racial framework has always been the conception that the black subject was not only inferior, but indeed incapable of producing art. The Neo-Ancestral impulse posed a challenge to both existing form and content. Like its intellectual antecedents, the movement did not separate art from life and raised a central question, one that the "soul stirrers" of Cincinnati are engaging in their artistic productions. Okafor-Newsum defines collapsing of the sacred and the profane as a central tendency of African aesthetics, transformed and rearticulated here in the Americas. In this volume, the artistic productions ask readers to consider the role of those creating and viewing this art by attempting to shift the way in which we view the ordinary. The works of these artists, therefore, are not only about the survival of African-derived cultural forms, though such remains a central effect of them. These extraordinary pieces, installations, and movements consistently refer to the cultural reality of the Americas and the need for political and intellectual transformation. They constitute important intellectual interventions that serve as indispensable elements in the redefinition and reinterpretation of our society. Featuring numerous color illustrations and profiles of artists, this volume reveals exciting trends in African American art and in the African diaspora more broadly.


Thornton Dial

Thornton Dial

Author by : Bernard L. Herman
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ of North Carolina Press
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Description : Thornton Dial (1928-2016), one of the most important artists in the American South, came to prominence in the late 1980s and was celebrated internationally for his large construction pieces and mixed-media paintings. It was only later, in response to a reviewer's negative comment on his artistic ability, that he began to work on paper. And it was not until recently that these drawings have received the acclaim they deserve. This volume, edited by Bernard L. Herman, offers the first sustained critical attention to Dial's works on paper. Concentrating on Dial's early drawings, the contributors examine Dial's use of line and color and his recurrent themes of love, lust, and faith. They also discuss the artist's sense of place and history, relate his drawings to his larger works, and explore how his drawing has evolved since its emergence in the early 1990s. Together, the essays investigate questions of creativity and commentary in the work of African American artists and contextualize Dial's works on paper in the body of American art. The contributors are Cara Zimmerman, Bernard Herman, Glenn Hinson, Juan Logan, and Colin Rhodes.


My Soul Has Grown Deep

My Soul Has Grown Deep

Author by : Cheryl Finley
Language : en
Publisher by : Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Description : My Soul Has Grown Deep considers the art-historical significance of contemporary Black artists and quilters working throughout the southeastern United States and Alabama in particular. Their paintings, drawings, mixed-media compositions, sculptures, and textiles include pieces ranging from the profoundly moving assemblages of Thornton Dial to the renowned quilts of Gee’s Bend. Nearly sixty remarkable examples—originally collected by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation and donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art—are illustrated alongside insightful texts that situate them in the history of modernism and the context of the African American experience in the twentieth-century South. This remarkable study simultaneously considers these works on their own merits while making connections to mainstream contemporary art. Art historians Cheryl Finley, Randall R. Griffey, and Amelia Peck illuminate shared artistic practices, including the novel use of found or salvaged materials and the artists’ interest in improvisational approaches across media. Novelist and essayist Darryl Pinckney provides a thoughtful consideration of the cultural and political history of the American South, during and after the Civil Rights era. These diverse works, described and beautifully illustrated, tell the compelling stories of artists who overcame enormous obstacles to create distinctive and culturally resonant art. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}


A Web Of Words

A Web Of Words

Author by : Richard J. Gray
Language : en
Publisher by : University of Georgia Press
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Description : Helps readers understand how any literary tradition involves an open conversation between its texts - a web of words that stretches from the local to the transnational. This book charts 3 different intertextual practices involving writings both within and outside the South.


A Black Man S Journey In America Glimpses Of Islam Conversations And Travels

A Black Man S Journey In America Glimpses Of Islam Conversations And Travels

Author by : Muhammad Ali Salaam/ Ma Salaam
Language : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : One of the most progressive movements for “Freedom, Justice and Equality” in African American history has been Islam. Transported into America among the very first slaves, it has survived for four centuries under the most difficult of circumstances. Yet, it has produced some of the most influential leaders among Black Americans including Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Imam Warithu Deen Mohammed, Louis Farrakhan and many others. In A Black Man’s Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels, I have placed my family’s history within the context of that Islamic heritage. Further, I have attempted to unravel the method through which African American Muslims were so often forced to embrace as a means of survival.


Masterplots Ii

Masterplots Ii

Author by : Philip K. Jason
Language : en
Publisher by : Salem PressInc
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Description : Comprehensive coverage of the most commonly studied poems written in or translated into English.


Masterplots Ii Luk Pre

Masterplots Ii Luk Pre

Author by : Frank Northen Magill
Language : en
Publisher by : Salem PressInc
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Description : Over 770 articles summarize and evaluate poems written between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries.


Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Author by : Fredric Lown
Language : en
Publisher by : Walch Education
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Description : Discusses the life and works of the poet who was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance and also wrote short stories, plays, and works on African American history and folklore