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afrodiaspores:

First, an image by Ricardo Cortés, 2014, from “The Act of Whitening”:

For Kara Walker’s first large-scale public project, A Subtlety…, presented by Creative Time at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory, Creative Time Reports features poetry, prose and illustrations related to central themes of Walker’s exhibition. Here, writer and illustrator Ricardo Cortés presents a series of drawings referencing the slave labor central to sugar’s historic manufacture.

One inspiration undoubtedly came from Edward King, The Great South (Hartford, Conn., 1875), p. 83. According to The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record, this lithograph,

Shows the reaping of the sugar cane; [B]lack fieldworkers, white overseer. Original sketch made by J. Wells Chamney who accompanied the author during 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874; the latter describes this plantation on pp. 82-83. Although relating to the post-emancipation period, the scene evokes the later antebellum years.

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medievalpoc:

mickiperspicacious submitted to medievalpoc:

Hi medievalpoc! Great blog, been following for a while now. It’s really helped me become more aware of diverse representation not only in medieval and Renaissance art, but in all aspects of modern society as well. (As an English teacher, I…

BOOK 3 MOVING TO DIGITAL RELEASE!

korranation:

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Hey Korra Nation! Phew. Some of you may have heard versions of this news elsewhere, but here’s the official word. After this Friday’s on-air premiere of Episode 8 “The Terror Within” at 8/7c, all remaining Book 3 episodes will move to a digital rollout. That means two things: 1) Korra is NOT…

*sigh*

latinocaribbeanartists:

Louisiane Saint Fleurant (1924-2005) was a Haitian painter and one of the founders of the Saint-Soleil art movement. 

In 1972 she began working as a cook in the art colony of Saint-Soleil in the mountains above Petionville. Inspired by the art she saw around her, she began to paint, and eventually became one of the best-known of the Saint-Soleil painters. She also made and painted small ceramic figures which she sold from her modest house on the Rue Magny, bordering the Petionville market. In 1989 she was a founding member of “Cinq Soleils”, a group that included former Saint Soleil artists Prospere Pierre-Louis, Levoy Exil, Denis Smith and Dieuseul Paul. The early 1990’s were marked by personal tragedy as three of her children died in a five year period , including her son Stivenson Magloire who was an internationally known painter. He was stoned to death by personal enemies on October 9, 1994 during the chaos surrounding the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Stivenson was 31 years old. Her one surviving son, Ramphis Magloire, is also a well-known painter as is one of her daughters, Magda Magloire. Louisianne suffered a stroke around 1997 but recovered sufficiently to resume painting her brightly colored pointilistic portraits of people and vodou spirits.

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latinocaribbeanartists:

Louisiane Saint Fleurant (1924-2005) was a Haitian painter and one of the founders of the Saint-Soleil art movement. 

In 1972 she began working as a cook in the art colony of Saint-Soleil in the mountains above Petionville. Inspired by the art she saw around her, she began to paint, and eventually became one of the best-known of the Saint-Soleil painters. She also made and painted small ceramic figures which she sold from her modest house on the Rue Magny, bordering the Petionville market. In 1989 she was a founding member of “Cinq Soleils”, a group that included former Saint Soleil artists Prospere Pierre-Louis, Levoy Exil, Denis Smith and Dieuseul Paul. The early 1990’s were marked by personal tragedy as three of her children died in a five year period , including her son Stivenson Magloire who was an internationally known painter. He was stoned to death by personal enemies on October 9, 1994 during the chaos surrounding the return of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Stivenson was 31 years old. Her one surviving son, Ramphis Magloire, is also a well-known painter as is one of her daughters, Magda Magloire. Louisianne suffered a stroke around 1997 but recovered sufficiently to resume painting her brightly colored pointilistic portraits of people and vodou spirits.

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shantellmartin:

VOGUE Magazine came by the studio this week for a chat. Read the full piece HERE.