The majesty of Kerry James Marshall.
The artwork of Kerry James Marshall has always spoken boldly. Since his early paintings in the 1980's, Marshall has created works with a clear and remarkable perspective. First, his portraiture and landscape scenes and the stories they convey are unapologetically Black: Black in color. Black in sensibility. Black in subject and theme. Secondly, Marshall focuses on and pays reverence to traditional Western painting genres. Third, his colorful and lush paintings are large-scale, some as high as 10 feet tall. All of these elements come together to illustrate quotidian Black life that reflect pridefulness, offer political messages, and represent feelings of intimacy and romance and culture in an impactful and stunning manner.
You can read up to 3 premium stories before you subscribe to Magzter GOLD
Log in, if you are already a subscriber
Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium stories, newspapers and 5,000+ magazines
READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE