Palmer Hayden: Midsummer Night in Harlem, 1938
“Following his return from Paris in 1932, Hayden worked on the United States Treasury Art Project and the W.P.A. Art Project from 1934 to 1940, and painted scenes of the New York waterfront and other local subjects. During the late 1930s Hayden developed a consciously naive style, which represented various aspects of African-American life. One of the first paintings that heralded Hayden’s new style was Midsummer Night in Harlem, 1938, in which he effectively evoked the mood of Harlem’s residents congregating outside to escape the heat inside the tenements. Despite the flat forms and stylized figures, the compositional arrangement and treatment of perspective reveal Hayden’s academic training. African-American art historian James Porter apparently misunderstood Hayden’s objectives when he criticized Midsummer Night in Harlem as a talent gone astray,” and compared the painting to “one of those billboards that once were plastered on public buildings to advertise black face minstrels.” Hayden insisted, however, that he was not striving for satirical effects in his African-American folk paintings, but that he wanted to achieve a new type of expression.” - Regenia A. Perry. Free within Ourselves: African-American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art in Association with Pomegranate Art Books, 1992).
Also known as Jibril, Gabriel is known as the spirit of truth or “Angel of Revelations” in Islamic tradition. Oh, he’s an angel by the way. In the Islamic view of things, he stands at the apex of the angelic host, and is said to have dictated to Qur’an to Muhammad. In the Bible, however, Gabriel appears as the messenger of Yahweh. He visited Daniel (an Old Testament patriarch) twice, and he brought the virgin Mary the tidings that she was to conceive Jesus. He’s also the trumpeter who will sound the Last Judgment, according to the crazy ol’ book of Revelations.
In Hebrew apocalyptic literature, Gabriel is an angel of retribution and death, but in Islamic writings he is an angel of high rank and a messenger of peace, for the most part. It’s difficult to peg him in the angelic hierarchy; Gabriel is mentioned as an Archangel, but the Archangels are in the lowest sphere, and are the second-lowest ranking in the whole hierarchy (only regular “angels” are below them). However, he is also described as sitting at the left hand of god with Metatron, a Seraphim, (the highest rank) and indeed the throne of god is reserved for angels of the first sphere. You’re a bit of a mystery, Gabriel, but you’re definitely important.
I will tickle your catastrophe !: Geo Angel Brown Lens : Review -
As promised, here’s a review on my Geo Angel Brown: Angel Color Series contacts from Japanese Candy. :)
I do not know where to begin ! I absolutely adore everything about it ! By far the best + favorite among all the contacts I have tried. Now I know why Tricia is constantly raving about…
Performing at the Halifax Farmer’s Market
Founded in 1750, the Halifax Farmer’s Market is the oldest continuously running farmer’s market in North America. Located at the historic Keith’s Brewery Building in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the market is open every Saturday morning.