Aspiration by Aaron Douglas

This amazing painting is currently at the Royal Academy in their America After the Fall exhibition and is worth the entrance fee alone!


Painted in 1936 as one of four mural panels, the sheer scale of this is breathtaking. I was going to write about the symbolic elements, the use of geometric form, the palette, the subject matter, but I know a website that has done it so much better than I can.

Take a trip into the Harlem Renaissance with one of the most interesting artists I have come across:

The Art Story – Aaron Douglas