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By: Darlene Perez. Vision of a People in Motion The “Vision of a People in Motion” was a 60 small painting series painted by Jacob Lawrence. The series.

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1 By: Darlene Perez

2 Vision of a People in Motion The “Vision of a People in Motion” was a 60 small painting series painted by Jacob Lawrence. The series is about the shift of Africa- American population from a rural South to and unwelcoming urban North The series was completed in The series concluded historical series on Toussaint L’Ouverture, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman

3 Jacob Lawrence Jacob Lawrence was born on 1917 and died on He was first exposed to art in an after school program and began his research on the subject at the 135 th street library in 1939 after month of reading and taking notes he started his sketches Lawrence was known as the most important painters in the 20 th century. The series made him nationally famouse.

4 Affect on African Americans The series depicted the epic great migration of African Americans On June 9, 2000 New York times called him one of Americans leading modern figurative painters His series went world wide and only when seen complete it was most affective for everyone to sense the intimacy and grandeur.

5 Migration Series

6 Great Migration

7 Quote 1 “I would describe my work as expressionist. The expressionist point of view is stressing your own feelings about something.” The quote is powerful because his painting were about his feelings toward the motion and took his stress by painting

8 Quote 2 “Our homes were very decorative, full of pattern, like inexpensive throw rugs. It must have had some influence, all this color and everything. Because we were so poor the people used this as a means of brightening their life. I used to do bright patterns after these throw rugs; I got ideas from them, the arabesques, the movement and so on.” This quote says were his ideas came from and what were the means of brightening there life

9 Questions && Answers

10 Question 1 How did his paintings become known ?

11 Answer The fortune magazine introduced the work to the American public but printed only 26 of his painting out of the 60 he made

12 Question 2 Did everyone understand the intimacy and grandeur of his series ?

13 answer Those who did see the full series did understand the intimacy and grandeur because it depicted the great migration.

14 Question 3 Who bought the series ?

15 answer The museum of modern art and a gallery in Washington bought Lawrence series but none of them had a complete series.

16 Question 4 What did the bigotry encounter?

17 answer The bigotry encountered class – based black-on- black racism

18 Question 5 What was in the close up images Jacob Lawrence painted ?

19 answer Close –up images of cotton plants and bomb blasts function like syllabic stresses in poetry, controlling momentum and building tension.


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