African American Art

African American Art - African American Art Most slaves...

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African American Art Most slaves were forced to leave on the west coast of Africa Culturally secretive Know and be able to apply the following Diaspora The dispersal of people settled far from their homeland. In the case of the Africans, it was forced Syncretism Cultural traditions (2) merged but still discernable Creolization The merging of 2 or more cultures Acculturation Gradual but complete cultural transformation The houses they made were made using african ideals They would make pottery that looked like the gourds of old, but they used a spinning wheel and clay which was new world Seminols, slaves, andtextiles Seminols were runaways from many tribes and as they were encroached on they would go south until they got to the everglades. Africans ran to them, and they mixed with the seminols and created great textile works Artisans Had skills that allowed them to be really profitable Masters would make them create furniture and basic goods at home If the escaped they had a skill that allowed them to make money and blend in If you could raise enough money , you could purchase your freedom Metoyer and Marie Therese A wealthy black woman who owned slaves Phyllis Wheatly, Scipio Moorhead, and Elizabeth Catlett Phyllis was a poet slave who was published in England She demanded that the illustration of her was made by Moorhead, another black man Phyllis was named after the boat that brough her Joshua Johnston Famous African artist who is the 1 st documented African American portrait painter Painted 2 African Americans which indicates that these were wealth freedmans Harriet Powers and quilt making Made bible quilts- Jenny Smith is the patron Quilts were made to assist the underground railroad- Empowerment
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Some believe that it helped point the direction to the north Face jars Found at grave sites. Acculturation Empowerment Edward Banister- won an award for painting Henry Tanner- Banjo Lesson- become famous for his religious paintings Dave The Potter- made jars with rhymes and signatures etched into them Creole Cottages and Shotgun houses Creolization- it is a combo of Uroba, French, and Native American Tahro/Romeo-Slave house- Use roofing of central Africa, it was used by 409 slaves from the Congo Abolitionist Patronage Often used pragmatic political message, and some emotionalist images toevoke feelings Landscape paintings Robert s. Duncan thought himself how to paint landscapes. Empowerment He was successful world wide. Created works even as a slave.
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