Images of Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter)
- Kerry James Marshall: Mastry–
- Short In this painting, a woman painter holds a paint palette in front of a paint-by-numbers portrait. Her skin is as black as the as the solid black background; she stares confidently into our eyes.
- Long This painted portrait depicts a young woman with jet-black skin holding a long, thin paintbrush up to a colorful, messy painter’s palette. She is shown in a three-quarter pose, gazing directly at the viewer. Her face, which is central to the square composition, stands out against a large, white, canvas, almost blending into the pitch-black background to her right. Closer inspection reveals, however, that her skin is subtly rendered, with various shades of contours and highlights. She wears two large hoop earrings, three small hoop earrings, and an oversized, boxy, high-collared jacket made of stiff fabric. Her voluminous hair—black with an ochre sheen—rises in thick coils on top of her head. The canvas to her left shows a partly finished paint-by-number self-portrait; in it, her likeness is broken up into smaller segments with pale-blue outlines and numbers. She has outlined many of the segments and filled them in with colors from her palette: orange, blue, yellow, pink, brown, and a few shades of green. The paint-by-number canvas does not accurately represent the color and pattern of the jacket she wears, which features mustard yellow sleeves and collar and deep blue and maroon and light yellow stripes.
- Kerry James Marshall: Mastry2016
- Short A Screenshot of the website reads the exhibition title, Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, in black text on a white background with part of an image to the right. We can also see a secondary header that reads "The History of the World According to Kerry James Marshall."
- Kerry James MarshallMastry2016
- Kerry James MarshallOne True Thing, Meditations on Black Aesthetics2003
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- Short Reflected in a large floor mirror is a black woman in blue underwear who stands, smiling and cupping her breasts. Clothing lies at her feet and a cat naps behind her.
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- Short A painted portrait depicts a young dark-skinned person wearing a brown outfit resembling a girl scout's uniform, multiple gold hoop earrings, and backwards hat. They are shown from the shoulders up with a dramatic white starburst shape behind their head.
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- Short A painted portrait depicts a young dark-skinned man wearing a blue and yellow outfit and hat resembling a boy scout's uniform. He is shown from the shoulders up with a dramatic white starburst shape behind his head.
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- Short A young African-American boy with jet black skin wearing a scouts uniform and a small gold earring stares at the viewer. A halo of white surrounds his head.
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- Short A painted portrait depicts a dark-skinned person wearing a blue-patterned white shirt, green sash, and green hat with the logo of the Girl Scouts. They are shown from the shoulders up with a dramatic white starburst shape behind their head.