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Idylls of the Deep South, 1934 By: Aaron Douglas.

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1 Idylls of the Deep South, 1934 By: Aaron Douglas

2 Dream Variations, by Langston Hughes To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me- That is my dream! To fling my arms wide In the face of the sun, Dance! Whirl! Whirl! Till the quick day is done. Rest at pale evening... A tall, slim tree... Night coming tenderly Black like me.

3 Study for Aspects of Negro Life: The Negro in an African Setting

4 "...Our problem is to conceive, develop, establish an art era. Not white art painting black...let's bare our arms and plunge them deep through laughter, through pain, through sorrow, through hope, through disappointment, into the very depths of the souls of our people and drag forth material crude, rough, neglected. Then let's sing it, dance it, write it, paint it. Let's do the impossible. Let's create something transcendentally material, mystically objective. Earthy. Spiritually earthy. Dynamic." - Aaron Douglas

5 Aaron Douglas, Into BondageInto Bondage

6 transcendental hopeful earthy Darks against the lights are dynamic painful mystical

7 Sentence Practice The leaves in the painting are earthy. The man is hopeful for a new future. The rays of light are transcendental because they lead up to the sky. The sun in the background is mystical. The dark colors against the light colors are dynamic. The slavery in the background is painful.

8 Aaron Douglas, Song of the Towers

9 Aaron Douglas, study for God's Trombones

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