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Art 287 response paper1 - This past Friday on April 9th,...

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This past Friday on April 9 th , 2011 the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) hosted an exhibition entitled the 30 Americans. This exhibit featured 30 African-American contemporary artists. The exhibit included works of all mediums from paintings to 3 dimensional sculptures. This exhibit is very important because it gives young African-American hope that the world is not routine that they really can do anything they please as long as they put their minds to it. While there were countless artists’ works present the most impressive artist to me was Kehinde Wiley. Born to a Nigerian father and an African-American mother, Wiley creates works on a very large scale mainly of African-American men is very heroic poses. He shows an influence from African fabric with his intricate pattern designs he uses for his backgrounds. He paints highly realistic figures in poses of classical heroic paintings. He combines the classical idea with a contemporary twist. For example, Wiley’s Equestrian portrait of the Count Duke
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