Kehinde Wiley - 4. His portraits are based on photographs...

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Brittany Wertman Art 001 Section 1 September 14, 2010 Artist ~ Kehinde Wiley 1. Kehinde Wiley 2. 1977 3. American 4. Contemporary (African American) 5. Painting 5 Pieces of Art Related Biographical Information 1. Known for his paintings of contemporary urban African American men in poses taken from the annals of art history. 2. Wiley’s paintings often blur the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation. 3. Wiley’s slightly larger than life size figures are depicted in a heroic manner, as their poses connote power and spiritual awakening.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. His portraits are based on photographs of young men who Wiley sees on the street. 5. He also draws from other styles ranging from the French Rococo to contemporary urban street. Artworks 1. St. Dionysus 2. 2006 3. Oil on Canvas 4. 5 x 6 feet 5. New York 6. Contemporary African American Art 1. Alexander The Great 2. 2007 3. Oil on Canvas 4. 6 x 5 feet 5. New York 6. Contemporary African American Art 1. Threefold Defense 2. 2007 3. Oil on Canvas 4. 7 x 8 feet 5. New York 6. Contemporary African American Art...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course ART 001 taught by Professor Amburgy,patricia during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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