Friday, February 12, 2010
Jacob Lawrence UNSUNG HERO OF SEQUENTIAL ART STORYTELLING.
Jacob Lawrence, is an unsung hero of the sequential art form we've come to know as Comics. Before I continue, let's look at the dictionary's definition of the word...
AComics (from the Greek κωμικός, kōmikos "of or pertaining to comedy" from κῶμος - kōmos "revel, komos", via the Latin cōmicus) is a graphic medium in which images are utilized in order to convey a sequential narrative;
Lawrences' epic work, THE MIGRATION, consists of 60 paintings combined with words that tell the story of the American Negro's migration from the south to the North. I am currently doing more reading on this fascinating subject, but dont let me stop you from checking out the video.
Oh By the way, Jacob Lawrence was the first African-American to be represented by a New York City gallery.