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Medieval Morocco At The Louvre

Explore the Moroccan empires reign from the 11th to 15th centuries, in this intriguing exhibit that explores Moroccan architecture, textiles, calligraphy, and a cultural landscape that spanned from Africa to Spain. Now until January 19, 2015 at the Louvre.

Paul Strand At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

Before there was street style portraiture, Paul Strand was taking black and white photos of life in the US, Mexico, Morocco, France, and abroad. His work is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art now through January 4, 2015.

The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

A spark happens when you find an artist whose work you connect with. That’s what happened when I landed upon a piece by Australian artist, Emily Kame Kngwarreye. The colors, patterns and visual scope of her work was immediately striking. However, even more striking was her story. A native Australian, Kngwarreye was a member of an indigenous Aboriginal community. Born early in the 20th century, in 1910, she came to be celebrated as Australia’s most prominent contemporary artist late in her life, at the age of 80. It was late in life that her career began. While she only painted for eight years, it is estimated that she painted over 3000 works in that short span of time.

Her works still have resonance today. Her use of color and strong patterns like polka dots and stripes, would fit seamlessly among the decor in the modern homes that many of us live in today.

AphroChic: The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

AphroChic: The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

AphroChic: The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

AphroChic: The Inspiring Work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

To learn more about Kngwarreye and her fascinating life, visit the National Museum of Australia’s website.

 

Kehinde Wiley’s Portraits From Haiti

Earlier this month, New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley launched his latest exhibit at Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angeles. The prolific painter, who is also based in Beijing, traveled to Haiti to produce a series of twelve large-scale portraits of Haitian women. The end result is a colorful and vivid depiction of life in this small island nation. The collection presents something new for the painter, who has typically painted Black men. The exhibit is part of his series, The World Stage, where Wiley has traveled to several countries including India, Dakar and Brazil to paint locals that inspire him.

AphroChic: Kehinde Wiley's Portraits From Haiti

AphroChic: Kehinde Wiley's Portraits From Haiti

AphroChic: Kehinde Wiley's Portraits From Haiti

AphroChic: Kehinde Wiley's Portraits From Haiti

Haiti: The World Stage, will be on exhibit until October 25th.

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Marion Bolognesi Brings The Eyes Into Focus

New York watercolor illustrator Marion Bolognesi brings eyes into focus in a whole new way for us. We can’t help but love her strikingly beautiful illustrations of feminine windows to the soul. Her blend of colors is fascinating. A look at just one piece, and you could build an entire room’s color palette around it. These light and ephemeral pieces would add a unique finishing touch to a wall art display.

AphroChic: Marion Bolognesi Brings The Eyes Into Focus

AphroChic: Marion Bolognesi Brings The Eyes Into Focus

AphroChic: Marion Bolognesi Brings The Eyes Into Focus

Portraits Of A Memory

Mixed media artist, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, creates pieces inspired by her own childhood memories. A look at the subjects in her works, and it feels as if you are looking at old photos of your grandmother, an auntie, or your favorite cousins. The artist’s use of memory creates in each of her pieces a soulful resonance that is both palpable and familiar. The result is a truly inspiring body of portraiture and illustrations that can all be viewed on Richmond-Edwards’ website.

AphroChic: Portraits Inspired by Memories

AphroChic: Portraits Inspired by Memories

AphroChic: Portraits Inspired by Memories

AphroChic: Portraits Inspired by Memories

{Source: Jamea Richmond-Edwards}

 

Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

Jamaican artist Phillip Thomas makes us think with each piece that he creates. Pieces like Double Self, Camouflage, and Ode To The Invisible Man, all explore Black identity in the neo-colonial era. This thought-provoking artist is currently exhibiting at the Richard J. Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York.

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

AphroChic: Intriguing Mixed Media Portraits By Phillip Thomas

The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

It’s through Instagram that we first spotted the work of Adma Delphine Fawundu. The Brooklyn photographer has been documenting hip-hop culture since the early 90s. Her most recent project is one that examines African youth and music culture. We spotted a few images from her photographic journeys to Ghana and Nigeria, documenting everything from beach parties, to classic vinyls being sold at street stands. The images are arresting, beautiful, thought-provoking. There is even more from this photojournalist on Instagram. We invite you to check it out.

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu

AphroChic: The Arresting Photography of Adma Delphine Fawundu