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Jacob Lawrence [Reading] ➷ Jacob Lawrence By Leah Dickerman – Buyprobolan50.co.uk In 1941 Jacob Lawrence then just 23 years old completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration the mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to In Jacob Lawrence then just years old completed a series of small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration the mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in Within months of its making the Migration Series was divided between The Museum of Modern Art even numbered panels and the Phillips Memorial Gallery odd numbered panels The work has since become a landmark in the history of African American art a monument in the collections of both institutions and a crucial example of the way in which history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era In and the panels will be reunited in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art One Way Ticket Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Works and at The Phillips Collection Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series This catalogue grounds Lawrence's Migration Series in the cultural and political debates that shaped the young artist's work and highlights its continued resonance for artists and writers today An essay by Leah Dickerman situates the series within contemporary discussions about black history and an artist's social responsiblities in the late s and early s Elsa Smithgall traces the acuisition and exhibition history of the Migration Series Short commentaries on each panel explore Lawrence's career and techniue and the social history of the Migration The catalogue also debuts ten poems commissioned from acclaimed poets that respond to the Migration Series Elizabeth Alexander honored as the poet at President Obama's first inauguration introduces the section.

  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Jacob Lawrence
  • Leah Dickerman
  • 19 March 2016
  • 9780870709647

6 thoughts on “Jacob Lawrence

  1. Karen Yelton-Curtis Karen Yelton-Curtis says:

    I appreciate the blend of history and art in this exhibition catalog I treated myself to a full two hours of leisurely reading through the book this afternoon learning much about Jacob Lawrence's approach to researching planning and executing his masterpiece The added bonus is inclusion of contemporary poetry; a select group of authors was invited to write poems based on one or panels in the Great Migration Series I introduced Lawrence's work in my classroom this spring and plan to do much with the images in the coming school year I was initially struck by the use of color and movement in the paintings; catalog notes have given me new ideas to consider when presenting the art to students

  2. Lisa Lisa says:

    Five stars for the images three stars for the text I encountered Jacob Lawrence's work at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney during a visit to NYC in early March the last plane trip I will have taken for a very long while I was able to see half of the Migration series at MOMA; it was stunning and I acuired this book when I realized I wouldn't be visiting museums for a long timeThere are two introductory essays whose positions should have been reversed and which both needed a lot of editing Each of the 60 painting also had an extended caption written by a scholar I didn't read those I thought the pictures and Lawrence's brief captionstitles spoke for themselves

  3. Jen Jen says:

    What an opportunity to examine Mr Lawrence's original captions 1941 and his rewritten captions 1993 along with each of the 60 panels in the Migration Series Also not to be missed the poems that conclude the book

  4. Phillip Phillip says:

    Excellent Companion to SAM Exhibit Well written historical introduction and detailed descriptions Graphics are bright and displayed well Exhibit was a bit of a let down but makes up for it

  5. Geoffrey Fox Geoffrey Fox says:

    We were able to see the show at MoMA last week Stunning Lawrence's dramatic flat planed unmodulated figures stark colors and sharp contrasts produce powerful images each encapsulating a moment in a terrible wonderful story Terrible because of the conditions those people including his own relatives and others he knew and many he had read about were so cruel wonderful in the ways so many of them not only survived but succeeded in retaining and expressing their dignity It's a wonderful show The book will be valuable for those who have not had the opportunity to see the real paintings magnificently displayed all together and in the order Lawrence intended to tell his powerful story The additional material — poems by Langston Hughes and others videos of Marian Anderson and Billie Holiday recordings by other great black musicians and other graphic work by Lawrence Romare Beardon and others all give context

  6. Becki Iverson Becki Iverson says:

    I so hope a Jacob Lawrence series comes to Minneapolis because I am totally inspired after reading about him This is one of the best written yes written art books I've seen The companion pieces are really compelling and each painting receives its own historical explanation Seen individually many of the Migration Series paintings are highly abstract so it definitely helps to give them some context Fans of abstract art African American art and history interested in the Great Migration or looking for something that should enter the American Art canon should pick this up The paintings are gorgeous and the writing is great I loved it

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