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Beholding Christ and Christianity in African American Art

edited by James Romaine and Phoebe Wolfskill
Format
Book
Published
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9780271077741, 0271077743
Summary
"A collection of essays exploring prominent African American artists' engagement with Christian themes. Essays examine the ways in which an artist's engagement with religious symbols can be an expression of concerns related to racial, political, and socio-economic identity"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Propaganda fide : Mary Edmonia Lewis and the Catholic Church / Kirsten Pai Buick
  • Reading Tanner/recognizing Jesus / James Romaine
  • The blare of God's trombones : modernizing Biblical narratives in the work of Aaron Douglas / Caroline Goeser
  • The sight of black folks : Malvin Gray Johnson's spiritual paintings in interwar America / Jacqueline Francis
  • Christianity and class in the work of Archibald J. Motley Jr. / Phoebe Wolfskill
  • The aesthetics of transcendence : William H. Johnson's Jesus and the three Marys / Amy K. Hamlin
  • Sculpting the spirit and the flesh : the religious works of James Richmond Barthé / James Smalls
  • Allan Rohan Crite's (re)visioning of the spirituals / Julie Levin Caro
  • Sister Gertrude Morgan and the materials of visionary art / Elaine Y. Yau
  • "A tried stone" : community, conversion, and Christ in the sculpture of William Edmondson / Edward M. Puchner
  • Biblical and spiritual motifs in the art of Horace Pippin / Richard J. Powell
  • Assimilation and aspiration : the urbanity of faith in James VanDerZee's representations of religion / Carla Williams
  • Deep waters : rebirth, transcendence, and abstraction in Romare Bearden's Passion of Christ / Kymberly N. Pinder
  • Creating history, establishing a canon : Jacob Lawrence's The first book of Moses, called Genesis / Kristin Schwain.
Description
x, 190 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-181) and index.
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