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! famsf_5537aspiration

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:

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