Still musing over Soul of a nation
Loved it soooo much. Actually made me stop short and really pay attention to the way I create my artwork. No more shortcuts…take your time…give it 100%. The screen prints by Jadsworth Jarrell blew me away!
I still cannot get over the bodyprint by David Hammonds.
Don’t get me started on the photo montages by Romario Bearden.
It’s basically taken me a whole month to even begin talking about this exhibition. Emory Douglas…phew…what a legend. Graphic design at its finest!
Photographs by Roy DeCarava…have to be seen to be believed. And Barkley L Hendricks…talk about tongue in cheek. Could not stop sketching Elizabeth Catlett’s ‘Black Unity’ …amazing mahogany wood sculpture.
And I loooooved the impulsiveness of Lorraine O’Grady’s Art is… performance art at its finest.
So many other artists whose amazing work was on display really inspired me…taking photos was not enough.
I bought the illustrated exhibition book which documents over 200 artworks by over sixty artists. I just had to!
I’m now looking forward to ‘Dali and Duchamp’ which I plan to see next week. My toes are already curling in anticipation…Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp were just as quirky and irreverent as Barkley L Hendricks. I’m looking forward to my socks being blown off in awe!