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Aaron Douglas

(1899–1979). Painter. A leader of the Harlem Renaissance, he led the way for African-American artists to employ explicitly black themes, fostering a resurgence of racial pride in ...

Douglas, Aaron

Douglas, Aaron (b. 26 May 1899)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Regional and National History
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915 words

..., Aaron ( b. 26 May 1899 ; d. 2 February 1979 ), artist . Known as the “father of Black American art,” Aaron Douglas significantly influenced the field of black visual arts and dominated the visual sphere of the Harlem Renaissance, the first African American cultural movement. Douglas was born in Topeka, Kansas, one of several children of the baker Aaron Douglas Sr. from Tennessee and his wife, Elizabeth , a homemaker from Alabama. Douglas developed an interest in art at an early age, graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of fine...

Douglas, Aaron

Douglas, Aaron (1899–1979)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists (2 ed.)

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2018
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Art & Architecture
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485 words

...images https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artist-info.38654.html?artobj_artistId=38654&pageNumber=1#biography Biography, bibliography, images http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection?who=Douglas%2c+Aaron%24Aaron+Douglas&pg=1#!?q=%22aaron%20douglas%22&perPage=20&sortBy=Relevance&sortOrder=asc&offset=0&pageSize=0 Images ...

Douglas, Aaron

Douglas, Aaron (27 April 1899)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
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Art & Architecture
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569 words
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...his work was shown at the Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. 3. African American art: Murals Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery through Reconstruction by Aaron Douglas, oil on canvas, 1.52 × 3.53 m, 1934. © Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library/Art Resource, NY. Courtesy The Aaron and Alta Sawyer Douglas Foundation Aaron Douglas Aspiration , oil on canvas, 1.52 × 1.52 m, 1936. Purchase by the estate of Thurlow E. Tibbs Jr., the Museum Society Auxiliary, American Art Trust Fund, Unrestricted Art Trust...

Douglas, Aaron

Douglas, Aaron (1899–1979)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Art & Architecture
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299 words

...Egyptian art, can be seen in Douglas's best-known work, the mural series Aspects of Negro Life ( 1934 ), painted for the Schomberg Library in Harlem and now in New York Public Library. The murals feature both secular and religious imagery and allude to issues such as slavery and notions of Utopia. Douglas's other work included landscapes and portraits. From 1940 to 1966 he taught at Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, and he lived in Nashville for the rest of his life. Further Reading A. H. Kirschke , Aaron Douglas: Art, Race, and the Harlem...

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas  

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(1899–1979).Painter. A leader of the Harlem Renaissance, he led the way for African-American artists to employ explicitly black themes, fostering a resurgence of racial pride in black art. Born in ...
Numbers

Numbers   Reference library

Terence E. Fretheim and Terence E. Fretheim

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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...) Aaron's Blossoming Rod Whereas 16:1–40 was concerned about the status of both Aaron and Moses, and Aaron among other Levites, this passage focuses on Aaron ‘the man’ ( v. 5 ) among other tribal leaders. In view of the renewed rebellions of the people and Aaron's risking his life on their behalf ( 16:41–50 ), God makes another effort to demonstrate Aaron's priestly status. Whereas 16:40 showed that through an ordeal that led to death, this passage makes the same point through an ordeal that symbolizes life (the budding staff), emblematic of Aaron's...

Leviticus

Leviticus   Reference library

Lester L. Grabbe and Lester L. Grabbe

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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Religion
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22,756 words
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Oxford University Press

...initiation of Aaron and sons into the priesthood and an unfortunate episode relating to priestly service in the sanctuary. Chs. 8–9 concern the ceremony in which Aaron and his sons were anointed and consecrated to their offices. There is general agreement that this is a priestly fiction; that is, these chapters do not describe an actual event involving a literal Aaron and Moses in the wilderness of Sinai. On the other hand, these chapters may tell us something about priestly belief or practice. Leviticus seems to envisage the anointing of Aaron and his sons...

Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy   Reference library

Christoph Bultmann and Christoph Bultmann

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
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28,352 words
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.... The basic narrative, which may have included 9:7–18, 26–9; 10:10 b –11 , is based on an earlier version of the story of the Golden Calf in Ex 32–4; see Driver ( 1895 (1901) ) and especially Aurelius ( 1988 ) . Several additions have been joined to it, notably referring to Aaron ( 9:20; 10:6–7 ), the Levites ( 10:8–9 ), and the ark ( 10:1–5; cf. 1 Kings 8:9 ). The section starts from a striking reinterpretation of the period in the wilderness ( 9:7; cf. Jer 7:24–6 , and see deut 8:2 ), and this has been enlarged by more instances of Israel's...

Aaron Wildavsky

Aaron Wildavsky  

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(1931 –1995)An American political scientist whose contributions span a number of fields, including the analysis of the national budget, the presidency, risk policy, and cultural theory.The U.S. ...
Aaron

Aaron  

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In Hebrew tradition Moses's brother. He was assigned to Moses as his assistant (Exod. 4: 14), and later he and his descendants were appointed priests (Exod. 28 f.). In Christian theology he is a type ...
Norman Douglas

Norman Douglas  

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(1868–1952),novelist and essayist, is chiefly remembered for his travel books about Capri, Tunisia, and Calabria, published as Siren Land (1911), Fountains in the Sand (1912), and Old Calabria ...
African American expatriate artists

African American expatriate artists  

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Group of African American artists active in France in the 1920s and 1930s. Between the world wars, Paris became a Mecca for a “lost generation” of Americans. Hundreds of artists ...
idols

idols  

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An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship; in extended usage, a person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes via Old ...
William J. Brennan Jr.

William J. Brennan Jr.  

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(1906–1997), justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, 1956–90.Brennan was the son of Irish immigrant parents, the second of eight children. His father rose through labor ranks to become ...
Richard Bruce Nugent

Richard Bruce Nugent  

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(1906–1987), popular writer and artist of the Harlem Renaissance era,also known as Bruce Nugent and Richard Bruce. “Shadows,” Richard Bruce Nugent's first published poem, on the subject of race, ...
fairies

fairies  

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A poetic or literary word for fairyland, a pseudo-archaism introduced by Edmund Spenser (c1552–99) in his allegorical poem The Faerie Queene, celebrating Queen Elizabeth.
African American art

African American art  

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Term designating art made by Americans of African descent. Compounding the record of neglect that has marked other aspects of American history, the work of black artists has often been excluded from ...
New Negro

New Negro  

An anthology edited by Alain Locke, The New Negro was hailed immediately upon its publication in 1925 as a highly significant exemplar of the burgeoning creativity that came first to be known as the ...
Moses

Moses  

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(fl. c.14th–13th centuries bc),Hebrew prophet and lawgiver, brother of Aaron. According to the biblical account, he was born in Egypt, and to escape a massacre was hidden by his mother in a basket ...
animal

animal  

Animal Farm a fable (1945) by George Orwell which consists of a satire on Russian Communism as it developed under Stalin. The animals of the farm, led by the pigs, revolt against the cruel farmer, ...

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