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Slavery to Hiroshima and beyond: African-American art and the apocalypse
In his book of poems God’s Trombones (1927), James Weldon Johnson revealed his debt to Black preachers, whose powers of oratory and apocalyptic beliefs were conveyed in sermons that he rememberedExpand
Memory and Wonder: Our Lady Mary in Ethiopian Painting (15th–18th Centuries)
Representations of the Virgin Mary are among the most important iconographic themes in Ethiopian painting, and stand as testimony to the fundamental theological, devotional and symbolic role theExpand
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Visual narrative and the Harlem Renaissance
Abstract Harlem is indeed the great Mecca for the sight-seer, the pleasure-seeker, the curious, the adventurous, the enterprising, the ambitious and the talented of the whole Negro world. … (JamesExpand
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The Word in the Desert: the wall-paintings of Debra Maryam Korkor (Ger''alta, Tigray)
De nombreuses peintures murales datant du XIII e au XVI e siecle sont conservees dans les chapelles des monasteres de la region Ger'alta dans le Nord de l'Ethiopie, decorant des parois rocheuses, desExpand
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