Category Archives: Art In Reflection

Art In Reflection: Respected Anthropologist & Short Story Writer Zora Neale Hurston #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Art In Reflection: The #Incomparable – #Melodic #Queen & #Activist , #MiriamMakeba of South Africa #NoCriticsJustArtist

Art In Reflection: American #Entertainer & #Princess #Consort of #Monaco , #GraceKelly #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection & NCJA Favorite: Multi-Instrumentalist & American Performing Artist, #PRINCE #NoCriticsJustArtists #MusicIcon

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby, I could never steal you from another
It’s such a shame our friendship had to end

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
I only wanted to see you
Underneath the purple rain

Honey, I know, I know
I know times are changing
It’s time we all reach out
For something new, that means you too

You say you want a leader
But you can’t seem to make up your mind
I think you better close it
And let me guide you to the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
If you know what I’m singing about up here
C’mon, raise your hand

Purple rain, purple rain
I only want to see you
Only want to see you
In the purple rain

Art In Reflection: 150 Years & Counting #13thAmendment #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: African-American Journalist-Suffragist, Ida Bell Wells #NoCriticsJustArtists #ArtInReflection

Ida B. Wells Barnett, in a photograph by Mary Garrity from c. 1893. This version has been cropped from the original photographic card to approximately the photo itself (the borders aren’t quite straight, so I did the best crop I could manage with the restriction), and has also had dirt and specks removed, and the saturation very slightly tweaked.

Art In Reflection: #American #Jazz, #Country & #Blues #Guitarist – Les Paul #NoCriticsJustArtists #LesPaul #ArtInReflection

Les Paul playing a Gibson Les Paul in a live show at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, 2008

Art In Reflection: Multimedia Composer, محمد عبدالوهاب عبدالفتاح ( Dr. Mohamed Abdelwahab Abdelfattah) #NoCriticsJustArtists #EgyptianComposers #Classical

الاستاذ الدكتور علاء الدين مصطفى أستاذ بقسم التأليف الموسيقى بالكونسرفاتوار

The Art Of… & Art In Reflection: Egyptian belly dancer, سامية جمال (Samia Gamal) #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Meet A 16th Century Black Trumpeter, *John Blanke #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Meet Brazilian Classical Composer, José Maurício Nunes Garcia #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Serial Artist => Classical Conductor – Violinist & Fencer, Saint-George #NoCriticsJustArtists

Concerto Op. V No. 2                                                                                                     by Saint-Georges w/ Batteries and Bariolages

Art In Reflection: African American Musical Prodigy, Thomas Wiggins B.K.A. “The Blind Negro Boy Pianist” #NoCriticsJustArtists

Battle of Manassas (1861)

The Art Of… The Inventor! Meet: Creator of the Low Registered Saxophone, Adolphe Sax #NoCriticsJustArtists

Adolphe Sax patent drawing from French patent #3226 (March 21, 1846) via Selmer.fr
Adolphe Sax patent drawing from French patent #3226 (March 21, 1846) via Selmer.fr
1843-1846 Adolphe Sax Eb Baritone via amis.org
1843-1846 Adolphe Sax Eb Baritone via amis.org

Art In Reflection & Oldie But Goodie: صباح – ساعات ساعات by صباح (Sabah) #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Meet – English/Creole Conductor & Classical Music Composer, Samuel Coleridge Taylor #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Former Duke of Florence(1532-1537), Alessandro de’ Medici #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Self Educated Astronomer/Scientist & early-North American Surveyor, Benjamin Banneker #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Meet Cartoonist, George Herriman #NoCriticsJustArtists

‘Krazy Kat’ by Cartoonist, George Herriman
Self Portrait – 1922

Art In Reflection: African American Fashion Model, Helen Williams #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: African American Abolitionist, Poet & Author – Frances Harper #NoCriticsJustArtists

Feature Image by Leroy Forney

Art In Reflection: Classical/Jazz Pianist, Singer & Trinidad(Tobago) Native – Hazel Dorothy Scott #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: French writer, Alexandre Dumas #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Afro European Violinst, George Bridgetower #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Meet Deaf Missionary & Pioneer, Andrew Foster #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Argentinean Singer-Songwriter, Gustavo Cerati #NoCritictsJustArtists

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Art In Reflection: Hindustani Classical Composer & Musician, Ravi Shankar @ragaravishankar #NoCriticsJustArtists

NCJA is Live from The 2014 Global Citizen Festival @glblctzn #NoCriticsJustArtists #GlobalCitizen STAY TUNED!

Art In Reflection: The Incomparable Dr. Maya Angelou #NoCriticsJustArtists

© PA Images / Gerald Herbert/AP
© PA Images / Gerald Herbert/AP

Art In Reflection: Gordon Hugh Willis, Jr – A Revolutionary American Cinematographer #NoCriticsJustArtists

Meet founder of *World Art Gallery, in Cape Town South Africa @CharlBezuidenho

Art In Reflection: Short story writer & editor – Dorothy West #NoCriticsJustArtists

Dorothy West

Art In Reflection: Civil Rights Activist, Educator & Sculptor- Meet, Augusta Savage #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection: Walter Francis White – African American Activist Leader & Advocate #NoCrticsJustArtists

Walter Francis White

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Art In Reflection: The ever so poised – *Jazz Princess, Adelaide Hall #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Art In Reflection: A Novelist – who in many ways, was left unnoticed, the intriguing ^Jean Toomer^ #NoCriticsJustArtists

Jean ToomerCane by Jean Toomer

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Art In Reflection: Graphic Artist & Painter, Aaron Douglas #NoCriticsJustArtists

Aaron Douglas

Jacob Lawrence and Aaron Douglas

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Art In Reflection: Art Advocate & Philosopher, Alain LeRoy Locke #NoCriticsJustArtists

Alain LeRoy Locke

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Art In Reflection: Painter & Harlem Renaissance contributor, Horrace Pippin #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Art In Reflection: African-American/Black Poet & known ***Critic*** Jessie Fauset @thecrisismag #NoCriticsJustArtists

Jessie Fauset

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Art In Reflection: Prominent Shakespearean Actor, Ira ***OTHELLO*** Aldridge #NoCriticsJustArtists

Ira Aldridge
Ira Aldridge

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Art In Reflection: Vocalist *Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield ‘The Real Black Swan’ #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Art In Reflection: Mega Producer/Writer *Oscar Micheaux @MicheauxMovie @OscarMicheaux #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Art In Reflection: African American Sculptor & Innovator, Edmonia Lewis #NoCriticsJustArists

Edmonia Lewis
Edmonia Lewis
Sculptor by Edmonia Lewis
The Death of Cleopatra; 1876
Sculptor by Edmonia Lewis
Forever Free; 1870
Sculptor by Edmonia Lewis
Bust of Minnehaha; 1868

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Art In Reflection: The Incomparable *Marian Anderson #NoCriticsJustArtists

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The Art of ‘Word Weaponry’ *Art In Reflection: Remembering Leroi Jones B.K.A. Amiri Baraka #NoCriticsJustArtists

“Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is”

Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka: The Power of the Word

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Seasons Greetings to sacred & artistic traditions worldwide #NoCriticsJustArtists

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Art In Reflection: The late Tabu Ley leaves behind an eclectic selection* #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art in Reflection: “The Lady & The Legend” CELIA CRUZ* #DearCelia ~Love #NoCriticsJustArtists

 

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Art In Reflection: Historian, @DorisKGoodwin revisits some of America’s finest thinkers* Roosevelt & Taft in her new book: ‘The Bully Pulpit’ #NoCriticsJustArtists

Art In Reflection* Happy Birthday to American Costume Designer, Edith Head! #EdithHead #NoCriticsJustArtists

Watch as Edith talks about her creative process below:

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‘The Art of the *Past’ ~ Historic Blast from the past w/ JUDGE DEE #NoCriticsJustArtists

Director, Tsui Hark recently released a film entitled,

Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

which, in his words ‘personifies the persona’ of Judge Dee to a tee.

*Kudos to the Director recapturing a ^Art/Historic^ ‘blast form the past!

 

 

 

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Art in reflection* “An Imperfect Universe” #NoCriticsJustArtists

Stephen Hawking

Unfamiliar with this remarkable artist! Watch video bio below: