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Title Figuring history : Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas / edited by Catharina Manchanda ; with essays by Jacqueline Francis and Lowery Stokes Sims.
Publication New Haven : Published by the Seattle Art Museum, in association with Yale University Press, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Description 95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 31 cm
Call # 759.13 F
Note Catalog of the exhibition held at the Seattle Art Museum February 15-May 13, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Contemporary artists Robert Colescott (1925-2009), Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955), and Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) are distinguished by their attention to a history of representation, which they re-visit and revise to reflect on individual and collective Black experience. Equally engaged with social and political histories, and the history of art, Colescott, Marshall, and Thomas have created works that at times poignantly and satirically critique dominant narratives and posit alternatives. By considering these artists together, this thought-provoking book expands our understanding of contemporary history painting, a genre first defined during the 17th century and known for didactic paintings that often depicted Biblical or mythological subjects, and expressed the tastes and narratives of a ruling class. Colescott, Marshall, and Thomas marry appreciation of these traditional forms of representation to a deep understanding of contemporary American culture to create insightful works that disrupt historic narratives and read canonic art history against the grain.
Contents Knowledge of the Past is the Key to the Future: An Introduction -- Rodert Colescott Plates -- Figuring It Out -- History, Art, and Many Other Things in the Art of Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, and Mickalene Thomas -- Kerry James Marshall Plates -- Room of One's Own -- Mickalene Thomas Plates.
Subject Colescott, Robert, 1925-2009 -- Exhibitions.
Marshall, Kerry James, 1955- -- Exhibitions.
Thomas, Mickalene, 1971- -- Exhibitions.
Colescott, Robert, 1925-2009. (OCoLC)fst01728074
Marshall, Kerry James, 1955- (OCoLC)fst00442752
Thomas, Mickalene, 1971- (OCoLC)fst01917395
African American painting -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
African American painting -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
History painting -- United States -- Exhibitions.
African Americans in art -- Exhibitions.
African American painting. (OCoLC)fst00799290
African Americans in art. (OCoLC)fst00799722
History painting. (OCoLC)fst01749759
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900-2099
Genre Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition catalogs.
Addl. Author Manchanda, Catharina, editor.
Sims, Lowery Stokes, writer of added commentary.
Francis, Jacqueline, writer of added commentary.
Colescott, Robert, 1925-2009. Paintings. Selections.
Marshall, Kerry James, 1955- Paintings. Selections.
Thomas, Mickalene, 1971- Paintings. Selections.
Seattle Art Museum, host institution.
ISBN 9780300233896
0300233892

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