Mutual Reflections: Jews and Blacks in American Art

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Rutgers University Press, 1999 - Počet stran: 245
Relations between Jewish Americans and African Americans have always had a unique, complex character. Both groups have long been considered outsiders in mainstream American society, sharing a history in which both their physical appearance and moral attributes were denigrated. African Americans have drawn parallels between their situation in the United States and the Jews' struggles for freedom when they were slaves in Egypt. Jewish Americans have often become involved in the black cause through their interest in social issues and association with liberal politics.

Mutual Reflections is the first book to examine this many-layered relationship through its visual dimension. Milly Heyd investigates how artists of both backgrounds have viewed each other during the last hundred years-how the visual languages and the-matic choices of their art have reflected changing concerns from symbiosis to disillusionment. She explores a wide range of artistic mediums: painting, sculpture, cartoons, comic strips, and installations. Interviews with artists provide additional insight. The post modern discourse poses questions problematizing ethnic and racial stereotyping.

As Heyd states, when an artist of one group investigates the other group, that person is embarking on a journey of self-discovery. And while that journey can lead to disillusionment and criticism, the artist's vision-and final work of art-very often can help put all of us on our own paths of self-discovery.

 

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FIG 1 Timothy Cook Untitled 1996
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FIG 2 John Biggers Crossing the Bridge 1942 II
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FIG 3 John Biggers Middle Passage 1947
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FIG 4 Lila Oliver Asher Expulsion of Hagar 1961
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FIG 5 Henry Ossawa Tanner A View in Palestine 189899
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FIG 6 Henry Ossawa Tanner The Wailing Wall 1897
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FIG 7 Henry Ossawa Tanner Nicodemus Visiting Jesus 1899
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FIG 8 Abel Pann Sacrifice of Isaac 1943
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FIG 15 E M Lilien The Jewish May 1902
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FIG 16 Aaron Douglas Into Bondage 1936
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FIG 17 Aaron Douglas Untitled 1930
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FIG 18 Meta Warrick Fuller Ethiopia Awakening 1914
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FIG 19 Yitzhak Danziger Nimrod 1939
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The Walls of Jericho 1964
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New York City 1935
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FIG 22 Ben Shahn The Credo 1954
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FIG 9 Henry Ossawa Tanner Head of a Jew in Palestine 1899 and ca 1920
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FIG Io Winfred Russell A Study 1923
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FIG 11 E M Lilien Joshua 1908
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FIG 12 Aaron Douglas Untitled 1925
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The Spirit of Africa 1926
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FIG 14 Abel Pann The Creation 1923
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FIG 23 Jacob Epstein Cursed Be the Day Wherein I Was Born 19134
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FIG 25 Chaim Gross Mother Carrying Child 1926
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Addressing Racial and Ethnic Stereotyping
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CHAPTER 7
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INDEX
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