Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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 1941. The series concluded historical series on Toussaint L’Ouverture, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman
Jacob Lawrence Jacob Lawrence was born on 1917 and died on 2000. 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.
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.
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
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