"…Though other Americans of African decent had worked at the studio, Mike McKinney and I were the first to be on track to be animators, and Disney was making sure the world knew it. This publicity shot went to magazines and newspapers across the country.
The article is from this February 1978 issue of Ebony Magazine. “
Must we accept the idea that black (figurative) artists have arrived late in the history of art and have been sidelined by art as a whole? Must black figurative art be a corrective measure of the the omittance of black figures in western art? Is that corrective measure predicated on the acceptance of an incomplete and wholly occidental narrative of art history?
Kerry James Marshall breaks down aesthetic ideals in art and pop culture
"In the places that come to represent what beauty comes to represent.. when you are not represented there that is a problem. …the same thing is true in the realm of comic books and-"
"Yes, that is Spiderman… already… the image and the idea of what spiderman represents is already internalized as a part of his concept of what constitutes the hero."
"We only see works in the museum by european artists…to allow that to stand unchallenged is unhealthy"
at 40.08 from Elson Lecture 2012: Kerry James Marshall: The Importance of Being Figurative.
As he compares fine art with pop culture, a five year old interrupts Kerry James presentation on the relevance of figurative art.
How do you stay focused on your projects?
"…Leonard seemed to question everything in his environment, from religion to ways of living in general. Although he was liked by just about everyone, he apparently could not accept the "normal" world as others perceived it.
In fact, he seems to have had many brilliant ideas, but there is evidence that he could not, or at least did not, focus on any one thing long enough to bring it to completion!
- Leonardo possessed unequaled artistic skills, but he left fewer than two-dozen paintings, half of them not completed.
- Although there were many patrons from dukes, popes, and kings, to dictators who strived to get him to become a member of their governance, he never felt that he could be secure with them.
- As a result of his infinite curiosity, he was constantly observing, experimenting, theorizing, and inventing and he made great advances in the fields of anatomy, art, geology, engineering, physics, and physiology.
- Despite all of his studies, they had little influence on others during his existence.
- His lack of focus is revealed in that he left his notebooks in disorder and he never published his treatises that had the potential of modernizing science during his time.
- He seemed to be jumping around from one project to another without actually concluding any particular objective.” -davincifocus
❝ How did Adventure Time become better than most live-action TV shows?