Art 3 & 4 – Harlem & Chicago Renaissances – Malvin Gray Johnson & Charles White

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1/10 Read and take notes in your sketchbook on the Harlem Renaissance.

http://www.humanitiestexas.org/news/articles/harlem-renaissance-what-was-it-and-why-does-it-matter

2/10 Look at and read about the following works by Jacob Lawrence and make notes on what he communicates in his depictions of the Great Migration.

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/04/10/398806751/painting-the-epic-drama-of-the-great-migration-the-work-of-jacob-lawrence

3/10 Read the following article for some context on the racial violence in NYC

http://www.history.com/news/four-days-of-fire-the-new-york-city-draft-riots

3a/ Optional, but of interest if you visit NY, read portions of this for a more complete history of the Harlem neighborhood.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Harlem

4/10 Read and take notes on Malvin Johson’s life and work.

http://thejohnsoncollection.org/malvin-johnson/

 

5/10 Listen and take notes on Malvin Johson’s life and work.

6/10 Read and take notes about the Chicago Renaissance.

http://iraaa.museum.hamptonu.edu/page/Charles-White-and-the-Black-Chicago-Renaissance

7/10 Read and take notes about Charles White

http://american-biography.blogspot.com/2011/02/african-american-artist-charles-w-white.html

8/10 Listen and take notes on Charle White’s life and work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKxbRNrfBA

9/10 Listen and take notes on Charle White’s life, work, and issues that are important to him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWpV6JCqVzI

10/10 Look carefully at the search results of his drawings and lithographs and make thumbnails of 3 which you find most expressive and engaging.

Charles White drawings and lithographs

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