Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 March 2011

368 Pages | 81 halftones, 172 color illus.

7-11/16 x 10-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780199767601

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Creating Their Own Image

The History of African-American Women Artists

Lisa E. Farrington

Creating Their Own Image marks the first comprehensive history of African-American women artists, from slavery to the present day. Using an analysis of stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans in western art and culture as a springboard, Lisa E. Farrington here richly details hundreds of important works--many of which deliberately challenge these same identity myths, of the carnal Jezebel, the asexual Mammy, the imperious Matriarch--in crafting a portrait of artistic creativity unprecedented in its scope and ambition.