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Themes 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, 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

Defiance, from The Emperor Jones series, Aaron Douglas

Defiance, from The Emperor Jones series Aaron Douglas, 1926

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 a Woman (Princess), Claude Clark

Head of a Woman (Princess) Claude Clark, 1960

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

Negritude, Ben Enwonwu

Negritude Ben Enwonwu, 1978

Nkrumah, Uzo Egonu

Nkrumah Uzo Egonu, 1962

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, 1930

Photo Bloke, Barkley L. Hendricks

Photo Bloke Barkley L. Hendricks, 2016

Photographers from the Negro press, Gordon Parks

Photographers from the Negro press Gordon Parks, 1942

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

More Themes in Art
Cuneiform, Themes in Art

Cuneiform

Contrapposto, Themes in Art

Contrapposto

Body, language

The Nude in Art, Themes in Art

The Nude in Art

Getting out the skin

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