Saturday, July 23, 2016

Art - Norman Lewis

Norman Lewis said, "I don't believe there is such a thing as black art. There are artists who are black making art."

Procession is a current exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of Art in Fort Worth. I was pleased to learn about Norman Lewis and to enjoy his work. The colors, the view of life through his art - all impressive.

Seachange 1975 struck me.  In 1968, Mr. Lewis wrote, "just seeing the sea, color of water, of blues and grays and murky and muddy water in various ports. I was discovering a whole new life."

Discover Norman Lewis and appreciate a man's work. An artist who was black who made art.


23 comments:

  1. I so admire people who can paint.

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  2. Hi Joanne - fascinating to read about Mr Lewis ... and that seascape - looks like my English Channel view on a rough-murky day ... waters churned up ... as today - yet wonderful blues, sea-greens, turquoises etc ...

    I'm not quite sure how I got here ... but there are 40 of his works shown ... wonderful mixture of art - incredibly creative ...

    I had to put the link .. hope you don't mind:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/reappraising-the-art-of-norman-lewis/

    Wish I could visit ... take care and cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks for the link and I hope others follow it to see more. Indeed his works evoked emotions

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  3. Very wise words indeed, doesn't matter who you are, just let the art flow.

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  4. I love seeing the ocean and being at the beach, so I would imagine I would enjoy his work.

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    1. He had a mix. Check out the link Hilary posted above.

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  5. I like his thoughts. I think I would have enjoyed the exhibit.

    Betty

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    1. Indeed and as a man growing up in Harlem he expressed life experiences but it did not define him

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  6. I was an art major in college which served to convince me I was not destined to be an artist. Norman Lewis's work is stunning.

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    1. Hopefully you still enjoy your art even if it does not pay the bills. Any arts career is a tough road

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  7. Sounds fascinating. I love admiring the work of people who have that kind of talent. I know how much hard work goes into it.

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    1. That is why I often feature art. So many talented folks

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  8. My namesake Mr. Lewis wrote some good words.
    To me art is "What one finds beautiful" others don't.
    Great post.
    Yvonne.

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  9. He sounds like a wise man. I just Googled him. There's a lot of stuff about him. I may be some time......

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  10. Black Art.
    I thought you were going to talk about sorcery or something.
    But, I was pleasantly surprised.

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    1. Keep you on your toes. Funny comment. Thanks for the chuckle

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  11. Black Art.
    I thought you were going to talk about sorcery or something.
    But, I was pleasantly surprised.

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  12. I had not heard of Norman Lewis. I'll have to check out his work.

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    1. He was new to me too but quite a find

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