Agenda for today:
Everone should be working on their scratchboard today
In-progress critique today
Project due May 5th
She was born and raised in Washington, D.C. to parents working in education, and was the grandchild of freed slaves. It was difficult for a black woman in this time to pursue a career as a working artist, and Catlett devoted much of her career to teaching.
Her subjects range from sensitive maternal images to confrontational symbol of the Black Power, as well as portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman and writerPhyllis Wheatley, believing that art can play a role the construction of transnational and ethnic identity. Her best-known works depict black women as strong and maternal. The women are voluptuous, with broad hips and shoulders, in positions of power and confidence, often with torsos thrust forward to show attitude.
Instructions for in-progress critique
On a post-it note, give a suggestion to better improve the artist's work.
Remember to give feedback to will be helpful to the artist, however you should still be respectful.