'Darkytown Rebellion.' Kara Walker. Cut paper and projection on wall. Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg. 4.3 x 11.3m. Walker's piece projects a nightmarish scene in which details are lost amongst the chaos and confusion of the silhouettes. To enhance the surrealism of the artwork, Walker plays psychedelic in the background. Furthermore, Walker is making a social commentary on the treatment and perception of African Americans through violent imagery of their historical past.

'Darkytown Rebellion.' Kara Walker. Cut paper and projection on wall. Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg. 4.3 x 11.3m. Walker's piece projects a nightmarish scene in which details are lost amongst the chaos and confusion of the silhouettes. To enhance the surrealism of the artwork, Walker plays psychedelic in the background. Furthermore, Walker is making a social commentary on the treatment and perception of African Americans through violent imagery of their historical past.

See video

Kara Walker's work explores the raw intersection of race, gender, and sexuality through iconic, silhouetted figures. Walker unleashes the traditionally Victo.

Kara Walker, 38, makes black-paper silhouettes that at first glance might remind you of the antique portraits hanging in your grandmother’s living room. But look closer. You’ll see that Walker’s art is complicated by race, sex and the history of slavery in the plantation-era South.

Kara Walker: The Artist

Kara Walker is a contemporary African American artist and currently is a professor of visual arts in the MFA program at Columbia University. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes.

Kara Walker -Using her message to promote acts of kindness and anti bullying. Students will cut out silhouettes of figures doing an act of kindness (discuss what these would look like)

“Do you like creme in your coffee, or chocolate in your milk?”

Teaching Kara Walker this week to kiddos at camp. Using her message to promote acts of kindness and anti bullying.

Kara Walker i think her work is quite surreal as the images she creates are real or believable

Activities: Kara Walker i think her work is quite surreal as the images she creates are real or believable

Kara Walker. Gone: An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred b'tween the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart. 1994. MoMA Collection.

Kara Walker, Gone, An Historical Romance of Civil War As it Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of Young Negress and Her Heart Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art.

Project #5: My culture is my identity Kara Walker She is a unique artist.  She uses silhouettes of cut out paper to show identity, race, and her culture.

My second Artist i chose for my Artist Research (Kara Walker) sillouettes are so breathtaking!

ARTIST KARA WALKER BY RUVEN AFANADOR

American artist Kara Walker by Colombian-born NYC-based photographer Ruven Afanador via the photographer's site

The End of Uncle Tom and the Grand Allegorical Tableau of Eva in Heaven(detail) 1995 cut paper on wall 15 X 35 ft. (4.6 X 10.7 m) Collection Jeffrey Deitch, New York

Kara Walker - The End of Uncle Tom (Grand Allegorical Tableau), 1995 (Detail)

(What Does Kara Walker’s Sugary Sphinx Tell Us? by Hrag Vartanian on May 9, 2014  19  photos of Kara Walker's "Subtlety" by the author for Hyperallergic)

Kara Walker’s Sugary Sphinx by Hrag Vartanian on May 2014 19 photos of Kara Walker's "Subtlety" by the author for Hyperallergic

Pinterest
Search