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By Faith Ringgold
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386797-97
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8679-7
...The Flag is Bleeding, 1967 Oil on canvas 72 x 96 inches Artist's collection 97 98 Flag for the Moon: Die Nigger, 1967-1969 Oil on canvas 36 x 50 inches Artist's collection Flag Story Quilt, 1985 Appliqued, tie-dyed, and pieced fabric 57 x 78 inches The Spenser Museum 99 1 00...
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012894-16
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1289-4
...Plate 1 Aaron Douglas, Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery to Reconstruction, 1934. Oil on canvas, 60 × 139 in. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, New York. © vaga at Artists Rights Society (ars), New York. Plate 2 Aaron Douglas, Aspects of Negro Life: An Idyll...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374602-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7460-2
... words alone on canvas; words as art that are equally of art, bespeaking an Aboriginal counterhistory to the Western Desert art movement. The opposite of anomie (or the rapid social change associated with modernization), her work instead demonstrates a present-continuous of a colonial history that is in...
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By Suzanne Preston Blier
Published: 13 December 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0204-8
...Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. P A B L O P I C A S S O , quoted in Tomás R. Villasante, Las ciudades hablan, 264 Preface Mysteries of the Canvas It is hard to imagine that much more could be written about Pablo Picasso s iconic painting Les Demoiselles d Avignon (plate 1). The...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373681-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7368-1
... burden, and he took on an identity as a painter, which he declared to be the most empty, obsolete, and irrelevant occupation after the war. This chapter explores Fontana’s violent gestures of slitting and puncturing the canvas as a response to abstract expressionism, which he referenced repeatedly in his...
Published: 05 February 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374602-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7460-2
... This chapter is about yurlpa, the Warlpiri term for ochre. It tracks the use of yurlpa from the ground to the body to innovative uses by Lajamanu Warlpiri on board and canvas today, modeling the unique sensate materiality of yurlpa as a means to enliven Jukurrpa and keep it attached to the...
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002048-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0204-8
... that Picasso had applied his first brushstrokes to the now famous canvas, although studies for this painting began in October 1906, five months earlier. Duffy had been part of a 2003 4 team that conserved and cleaned the work. He brought out for my examination X- rays and infrared studies of the most...
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372370-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7237-0
... interior, limit and limitlessness, manifestation and nothingness merge in a sea of precipitating and dissolving forms. 26 C H A P T E R 3 The painted canvas is also a s/he: the body as parchment, bearing the inscriptions, excrescences, uneven colorations made in embodiment, through stories of being as s/he...
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By Arlene Dávila
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478008859-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0885-9
... on canvas, 72 × 72 inches. PLATE 9 | Alicia Grullón, Female with Mulehip, 2005, part of Becoming Myth: An Auto- ethnographic Study. Archival digital print from celluloid, 6 × 8 inches. PLATE 10 | Lucia Hierro, Breakfast Still-Life with Greca, 2018. Digital print on brushed nylon, felt, foam, 22...
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002048-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0204-8
... Demoiselles d Avignon, specifically the months when Picasso and his model and lover, Fernande Olivier, were in the small Pyrenees mountain town of Gósol in Catalonia, Spain. This was a critical timespan for the development of his 1907 canvas. The monthly rent of 41.7 francs offers insight into Picasso s...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373681-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7368-1
...: they were the only available material support, a substitute for canvas. On his return to Italy, he continued to work with this natural material and to apply his previous professional training as a medical doctor to pieces of the cloth, with precision, in order to construct objects that seemed to...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... dash of excitement to his account of the festivities. The spectacle was also captured in a monumental canvas painted by Melchor Pérez Holguín (ca. 1660–ca. 1725), a creole from Potosí, like Arzáns, and the greatest artist to emerge in colonial Upper Peru (see color plates). ...
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-082
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
... triste fin de Jacques Stephen Alexis, oil on canvas in artist frame, 150 cm × 150 cm, Collection des Muse e des Arts Africains et Oce aniens, France. Image courtesy of Edouard Duval-Carrie . ...
Published: 02 November 2004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8605-6
.... Wood, canvas, printed textile, nails, 120 × 37 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Elizabeth Harney. 11 Cheikh Niass, Coiffure de femme noire. 1994. Mixed technique, 105 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Elizabeth Harney. 12 set setalMurals. Rebuess, Dakar. 1994. Photo by Elizabeth Harney. 13 set...
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002048-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0204-8
... five occupants into global women of multiple eras and identities. This reading is consistent with the larger colonial world Picasso and his friends inhabited, as well as core interests of the period in terms of both evolution and ideas of origin. Early writers on the canvas sometimes viewed it as...
Published: 11 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021247-037
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2124-7
..., Lonoikamahahiki, oil on canvas, 2019. Mauna a W kea in the Makahiki season honoring Lono, the akua of abundance and peace. Reproduced with the artist s permission. plate 7 Poli a hu embraced by K kahau ula in his pink cloak. Mauna a W kea, 2012. Photo graph by Deborah Ward. plate 8 Ke Kapua i a Poli a hu, Poli a...
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-266
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
...Guillaume Guillon-Lethière, Le Serment des ancêtres (The Oath of the Ancestors), 1822, oil on canvas. This image, painted by a French painter of Guadeloupean descent and of- fered to the nation of Haiti as a gift, depicts the founding of the country through the collaboration of Alex- andre Pétion...
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By Viet Lê
Published: 16 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012931-26
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1293-1
... × 90 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York. PLATE 7 Leang Seckon, Snowflower Skirt (Somphut Picar Brille 2009, mixed media on canvas, 150 × 130 cm (59 × 51 inches), from the Heavy Skirt series. Courtesy of Rossi & Rossi and the artist. PLATE 8 Leang Seckon, Flicking Skirt...
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002048-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0204-8
...- plexity, and challenge. Discussions in the preceding chapters transform what we know about both the work and Picasso s role within the modernist move- ment. Not surprisingly, the canvas follows multiple paths toward signification. It transports complex, sometimes competing and contradictory messages that...
Published: 13 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002048-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0204-8
... introduced into the 1907 canvas as the crouching demoiselle, she had been altered nearly beyond recognition, transformed into the strange female guardian of the scene of a five- woman engagement in Picasso s painting. This sketch was equally important for exploring the early tenets of cubism, for it was this...