I need 2 pages by Saturday Noon PST
Answer ONE of the questions below.
1. Discuss evolving themes of awareness regarding discrimination and the social divide that separated/separates Black US citizens from White US citizens in African and African American art that we have studied, starting with the earliest colonial period in the United States to the 1990’s. Focus your development particularly on the emergence of the artistic voices of African Americans in their effort to gain public understanding for social, economic, and political equality in U.S. life.
2. Describe the changing roles of African artists (who were they? What was their function in African societies) and then compare those traditional roles with African American artists, including colonial slave crafts, first professional artists, Harlem Renaissance and continuing to Jacob Lawrence, Romare Beardon, Faith Ringgold and Elizabeth Catlett.
3. Samella Lewis says, in her last chapter 1999-2002, “The development of African American art in the United States has depended largely on support systems that give artists the freedom and opportunity to explore and experiment in creating works of art.” Please discuss chronologically her statement as it applies to African American art. Include colonial, 19thcentury, Harlem Renaissance, and afterwards into the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. How have the support systems changed? How have the explorations and experiments changed through time?