Day: January 6, 2019
Hope you can view!
And here I thought that I had leftover over paint for doing touch ups in the master bath only to come to find out that I don’t. This is what I get for assuming without checking first. Now I have a wall with patched holes that are primed and ready for paint only there’s no paint to match what I have.
I have some thinking to do now and how I’m going to get around this, I blame Jason for this.
There’s one advantage to getting up early on a cold morning and that is seeing a brilliant red sky at the dawn. The camera never does it justice.
Norman Wilfred Lewis (July 23, 1909 – August 27, 1979) was an American painter, scholar, and teacher. Lewis, who was African-American (of Bermudian descent), was associated with abstract expressionism, and used representational strategies to focus on black urban life and his community’s struggles.
He also painted social realism, painting with “an overtly figurative style, depicting bread lines, evictions, and police brutality.”
Lewis said he struggled to express social conflict in his art, but in his later years, focused on the inherently aesthetic. “The goal of the artist must be aesthetic development,” he told art historian Kellie Jones, “and in a universal sense, to make in his own way some contribution to culture.”
Norman Lewis was the only African- American artist among the first generation of abstract expressionists; his work was overlooked by both White and African-American art dealers and gallery owners. He did not fit into either category perfectly. As was recently noted in a catalogue accompanying a major retrospective of Lewis’s paintings this omission seem clear enough. His work was overlooked many times because of his political involvement, and also because of the area where he lived. His skin colour at this time period had a major impact on his work life.