Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg

Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg

What’s the meaning of Robert Rauschenberg’s Canyon painting?

– A bird, a pillow, a god and a boy’s bottom
– An excuse for trauma built into Greek myth
– Canyon’s three dimensions create depth

De Style by Kerry James Marshall

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Why is Kerry James Marshall’s painting De Style so perfect for this moment?

– Where South Central LA meets the 1917 Netherlands
– Barbershop as cultural oasis
– Whimsy and gravity unite on canvas

Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps

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What makes Kehinde Wiley’s painting Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps a masterpiece?

– Strategic opposition in casting
– War bleeds – Africa glitters gold
– The field of power reframed

From Slavery Through Reconstruction – Aaron Douglas

From-Slavery-to-Reconstruction- Aaron-Douglas

What makes the Aaron Douglas painting From Slavery Through Reconstruction significant?

– Harlem Renaissance revival murals
– The watermarks of yesteryear teach us today
– Racism and Outcry in From Slavery Through Reconstruction

Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel

Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel

Table of contents for Hartley on the Rocking Horse by Alice Neel.

– Home is where the work is
– Time portrayed in Hartley on the Rocking Horse
– Feminism and the many penises of Joe Gould