FACES AND PLACES IN TIME





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 The land mass of the Earth surface is displaced and re-distributed due to  continental drifts as a result of the Tectonic Plate movement

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DECEMBER

On February 4, 1913, Ms. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was Born.  Ms Parks, an African-American Woman, and Civil Rights Advocate/Activist exercised her rights as a First Class Citizen of These United States of America and retained her seat ...  The Day Ms Parks sat down was December 1, 1955.

 

 

HENERY O TANNER: JUNE 21, 1859  --  MAY 25, 1937

 

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN  ARTIST: 19TH-20TH CENTURY                            THE BANJO LESSON

     Henry O TannerThe Banjo Lesson

The above images were obtained from Google Images, and presumed to be in the Public Domain; and  article written by: Leigh Jackson, Daily News Staff  Writer,  "http://www.octobergallery.com/artists/tanner.htm."

Tanner's work  captures the spirit of his fellow man and of the time in which they lived although removed from the prevailing hardships of life imposed upon African Americans of the time unlike Edmonia Wildfire Lewis (1845-1900?).

Whereas, Jackson reports that, ""the Philadelphia Museum of Art will host a major retrospective of Tanner's work." This is notable since, accordingly, "this event marks the first time the Philadelphia Museum of Art has mounted a major retrospecive of a black artist."

As first goes, Lewis was the first (Black) African American woman to have a international career in the Fine Arts. 

 

FAMOUS PEOPLE IN HISTORY 

                   
Drawing:  The Right Reverend Martin L. King, Jr.,
                                    Medium:  Pencil on 90Lb. Paper                                                                                     Artist:  Ms. Crystal S Brown                                                                                                                                                                       

(Image-compliments of Google)

The "Retable" is a altarpiece with a frame slightly raised behind the alter or communion table.  The cross, ceremonial candlesticks and other ornaments are placed on it.

"Retablo (In French and sometimes in English, this is called a
retable; in Spanish a retablo, etc. It can be made of stone, wood, metal, ivory, or a combination of materials) of the Iglesia de Nostra Señora de la Asuncion, Tarancón...
The foreign retable is, therefore, what should in English be called a reredos, though that is not in modern usage a movable feature...  Used in the 14th and 15th centuries, reredos had become nearly obsolete until revived in the 19th century." 

 

 


 

 

(Image compliments of Google)
Three (3) Parahraphs in History
Edmonia "WildFire" Lewis


According to most sources that I've come across Edmonia Lewis lived until the turn of the century.               Kleiner and Mamiya (12th ed; vol II:  Wadsworth/Thompson Learning:  Belmont, CA USA),  postulates Lewis' to  have lived between 1845-1909.
One of Lewis' most noteworthy aspects is that in addition to applying the Neoclassical style of the time to her sculptural compositions, and incorporating it into her work  depicings the then cultural and societal climate, Lewis' attended Oberlin College -- the first American college to grant degrees to women.     Kleiner and Mamiya really don't give as much historical real-estate to Lewis as she deserves.  A brief three (3) paragraph scant commentary of one of her many artistic achievements.  The scandal at Oberlin College where she was (depending on which article and/or Text you are reading) accused of a crime,  severely beaten, and stood trial:  After which Lewis  achieved renowned acclaim as a world class artist throughout Europe and subsequently the United States of America.  There is no debate with respect to  Lewis' artistic talents and achievements.  However, Lewis is in the midst of the American historical saga of the times, here at home in the Unites States, and abroad.  As it is stated art may be considered a pictorial accounting of history.  Therefore, Lewis is certainly deserving of more than just three (3) paragraphs in Art History. 

Juneteenth

 

 

also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865, celebrated on June 19  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth).

 

Through the course of time artist of varying genres, and diverse professionals have worked to establish organizations for National recognition of Juneteenth.  The Observance of  Juneteenth celebrations is recognized in 36 States of the United States of America.  Legislation, spearheaded by The Rev. Dr. Myers, is presently before before the US Congress to make Juneteenth Independence Day a National Holiday.

 

Loading...                                                                                                                                                                               Robert Scott Duncanson: 1859, Painting  "Landscape with Rainbow"    (This image is in the Public Domain...Wikipedia.org)