ObeliskThemes in Art

Black Subjects

A Black Woman, Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz

A Black Woman

Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz, 1884
A Soul, Benny Andrews

A Soul

Benny Andrews, 1974
African American and White Soldiers aboard A Ship, Gordon Parks

African American and White Soldiers aboard A Ship

Gordon Parks, 1941
Allegories of Four Continents, Africa, Rosalba Carriera

Allegories of Four Continents, Africa

Rosalba Carriera, 1712
Aspiration, Aaron Douglas

Aspiration

Aaron Douglas, 1936
Blind Singer, William H. Johnson

Blind Singer

William H. Johnson, 1940
Blood (Donald Formey), Barkley L. Hendricks

Blood (Donald Formey)

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1975
Busy Town, Henry Tayali

Busy Town

Henry Tayali, 1970
Captivity and Resistance, Romare Bearden

Captivity and Resistance

Romare Bearden, 1976
Children, William H. Johnson

Children

William H. Johnson, 1941
Chronomonde, Bodo

Chronomonde

Bodo, c. 2000
Cocktails, Archibald Motley

Cocktails

Archibald Motley, 1926
Condemnation without Trial, Chéri Samba

Condemnation without Trial

Chéri Samba, 1989-1990
Cousin, Suzie Porter, New York City, James Van Der Zee

Cousin, Suzie Porter, New York City

James Van Der Zee, 1914
Face of a Nubian Girl, Tahia Halim

Face of a Nubian Girl

Tahia Halim, 1975
Falling Star, Romare Bearden

Falling Star

Romare Bearden, 1979
Five Women, Alex Katz

Five Women

Alex Katz, 1977
Flight, from The Emperor Jones series, Aaron Douglas

Flight, from The Emperor Jones series

Aaron Douglas, 1926
Gamin, Augusta Savage

Gamin

Augusta Savage, 1929
Garveyite Family, Harlem, James Van Der Zee

Garveyite Family, Harlem

James Van Der Zee, 1924
General Moses (Harriet Tubman), Charles White

General Moses (Harriet Tubman)

Charles White, 1965
Golden Brush of Africa, Bodo

Golden Brush of Africa

Bodo, 2010
Harriet, Elizabeth Catlett

Harriet

Elizabeth Catlett, 1975
Harvest Talk, Charles White

Harvest Talk

Charles White, 1953
Head of an African, Albrecht Dürer

Head of an African

Albrecht Dürer, 1508
Homesteaders, William H. Johnson

Homesteaders

William H. Johnson, 1942
I love color, Chéri Samba

I love color

Chéri Samba, 2010
I'm not enlightened, I'm not clear, Chéri Samba

I'm not enlightened, I'm not clear

Chéri Samba, 2013
In Sojourner Truth I fought for the rights of women as well as Negroes, Elizabeth Catlett

In Sojourner Truth I fought for the rights of women as well as Negroes

Elizabeth Catlett, 1947
Juan de Pareja, Diego Velázquez

Juan de Pareja

Diego Velázquez, 1650
Kate and Rachel Van Der Zee, Lenox, Mass., James Van Der Zee

Kate and Rachel Van Der Zee, Lenox, Mass.

James Van Der Zee, 1907
Lawdy Mama, Barkley L. Hendricks

Lawdy Mama

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1969
Mama’s Knee, Romare Bearden

Mama’s Knee

Romare Bearden, 1971
Negra, Tarsila do Amaral

Negra

Tarsila do Amaral, 1923
No More Games, Benny Andrews

No More Games

Benny Andrews, 1970
North Philly Niggah (William Corbett), Barkley L. Hendricks

North Philly Niggah (William Corbett)

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1975
Nous Quatre a Paris, Palmer Hayden

Nous Quatre a Paris

Palmer Hayden, c. 1930
Photo Bloke, Barkley L. Hendricks

Photo Bloke

Barkley L. Hendricks, 2016
Portrait of a Collagist, Benny Andrews

Portrait of a Collagist

Benny Andrews, 1989
Sharecropper, Elizabeth Catlett

Sharecropper

Elizabeth Catlett, 1952
Sir Nelson. Solid!, Barkley L. Hendricks

Sir Nelson. Solid!

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1970
Sound of Silence, Charles White

Sound of Silence

Charles White, 1978
Sound of Silence, Charles White

Sound of Silence

Charles White, 1978
Sound of Silence, Charles White

Sound of Silence

Charles White, 1978
Southern Pasture, Benny Andrews

Southern Pasture

Benny Andrews, 1963
Steve, Barkley L. Hendricks

Steve

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1976
Study for Portrait of Oppression (Homage to Black South Africans), Benny Andrews

Study for Portrait of Oppression (Homage to Black South Africans)

Benny Andrews, 1985
There Must Be a Heaven, Benny Andrews

There Must Be a Heaven

Benny Andrews, 1966
More Themes in Art
Cities, Themes in Art

Cities

Hustle and grind

Self-portraits, Themes in Art

Self-portraits

The canvas mirror

Artist Letters, Themes in Art

Artist Letters

From the heart to the pen

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