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Migration panel 26. And people all over the South began to discuss this great movement.

Migration panel 26. And people all over the South began to discuss this great movement. by Jacob Lawrence

Details:

  • 1940-41
  • Tempera On Gesso On Composition Board
  • 18 x 12 in
  • Museum of Modern Art, NY
  • Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy.
  • © 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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SKU: #65202


A conversation amongst black southerners about the migration is depicted, echoing popular comic strips of the period. Although he possesses a more simplistic painting style, Lawrence incorporated a great deal of detail in this panel, particularly through his quick brushstrokes. Overall facial expressions and body language, in addition to details such as the closed mouths, downcast eyes, and furrowed brows of the figures are all portrayed simply; however, the brash, thick brushstrokes of Lawrence’s hand enable the figures to appear as highly expressive, essentially giving the figures life and narrative.