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The Resource Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists, Lisa E. Farrington

Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists, Lisa E. Farrington

Label
Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists
Title
Creating their own image
Title remainder
the history of African-American women artists
Statement of responsibility
Lisa E. Farrington
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Creating Their Own Image marks the first comprehensive history of African-American women artists, from slavery to the present day. Using an analysis of stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans in western art and culture as a springboard, Lisa E. Farrington here richly details hundreds of important works--many of which deliberately challenge these same identity myths, of the carnal Jezebel, the asexual Mammy, the imperious Matriarch--in crafting a portrait of artistic creativity unprecedented in its scope and ambition. In these lavishly illustrated pages, some of which feature images never before published, we learn of the efforts of Elizabeth Keckley, fashion designer to Mary Todd Lincoln; the acclaimed sculptor Edmonia Lewis, internationally renowned for her neoclassical works in marble; and the artist Nancy Elizabeth Prophet and her innovative teaching techniques. We meet Laura Wheeler Waring who portrayed women of color as members of a socially elite class in stark contrast to the prevalent images of compliant maids, impoverished malcontents, and exotics "others" that proliferated in the inter-war period. We read of the painter Barbara Jones-Hogu's collaboration on the famed Wall of Respect, even as we view a rare photograph of Hogu in the process of painting the mural. Farrington expertly guides us through the fertile period of the Harlem Renaissance and the "New Negro Movement," which produced an entirely new crop of artists who consciously imbued their work with a social and political agenda, and through the tumultuous, explosive years of the civil rights movement
  • Drawing on revealing interviews with numerous contemporary artists, such as Betye Saar, Faith Ringgold, Nanette Carter, Camille Billops, Xenobia Bailey, and many others, the second half of Creating Their Own Image probes more recent stylistic developments, such as abstraction, conceptualism, and post-modernism, never losing sight of the struggles and challenges that have consistently influenced this body of work. Weaving together an expansive collection of artists, styles, and periods, Farrington argues that for centuries African-American women artists have created an alternative vision of how women of color can, are, and might be represented in American culture. From utilitarian objects such as quilts and baskets to a wide array of fine arts, Creating Their Own Image serves up compelling evidence of the fundamental human need to convey one's life, one's emotions, one's experiences, on a canvas of one's own making. [from publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farrington, Lisa E
Dewey number
704/.042/08996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6538.N5
LC item number
F27 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American art
  • African American women artists
  • African American art
  • African American women artists
  • Art afro-américain
  • Femme artiste
  • Kunst
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • Künstlerin
  • Identitätsfindung
  • USA
Label
Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists, Lisa E. Farrington
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The image -- Creativity and the era of slavery -- The nineteenth-century professional vanguard -- The Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro -- The New Negro and the New Deal -- Civil rights and Black power -- Black feminist art -- Abstract explorations -- Conceptualism : art as idea -- Vernacular artists : against the odds -- Postmodern pluralism -- "Post-black" art and the new millennium
Control code
ocm53144618
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780195167214
Lccn
2003066171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53144618
  • (OCoLC)53144618
Label
Creating their own image : the history of African-American women artists, Lisa E. Farrington
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The image -- Creativity and the era of slavery -- The nineteenth-century professional vanguard -- The Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro -- The New Negro and the New Deal -- Civil rights and Black power -- Black feminist art -- Abstract explorations -- Conceptualism : art as idea -- Vernacular artists : against the odds -- Postmodern pluralism -- "Post-black" art and the new millennium
Control code
ocm53144618
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9780195167214
Lccn
2003066171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53144618
  • (OCoLC)53144618

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