Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage, Brazil

Kehinde Wiley The World Stage Brazil This volume includes a selection of new portrait paintings from Kehinde Wiley s multinational World Stage series which has included Africa China and India in the past and now moves on to Brazil I

  • Title: Kehinde Wiley: The World Stage, Brazil
  • Author: Kehinde Wiley Reynaldo Roels Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781427613738
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This volume includes a selection of 22 new portrait paintings from Kehinde Wiley s multinational World Stage series, which has included Africa, China and India in the past and now moves on to Brazil Immersing himself in the local culture of Rio de Janeiro, Wiley incorporates the people, history and aesthetic of the city in each of his monumental male portraits His modelsThis volume includes a selection of 22 new portrait paintings from Kehinde Wiley s multinational World Stage series, which has included Africa, China and India in the past and now moves on to Brazil Immersing himself in the local culture of Rio de Janeiro, Wiley incorporates the people, history and aesthetic of the city in each of his monumental male portraits His models, chosen from the favela slums, reflect historically significant public sculptures found within the city Oversize tropical flowers in full bloom, appropriated from Brazilian textiles, inundate the work with saturated, brightly hued colors suggestive of Brazilian exoticism Likening African descended, young Brazilian males to canonical figures from Western art history as well as Brazilian public monuments, Wiley renders masculinity both august and noble Text in English and Portuguese.

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    1. CELEBRATING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE: THE PORTRAITURE OF KEHINDE WILEYKehinde Wiley is an African American artist whose childhood in the notoriously gang and crime ridden South Central Los Angeles served as the stimulus for his investigating the world through art, a journey that has taken him to studies at Yale University and on to his current home base in New York City. With the artistic progress of Kehinde Wiley comes a profound respect for the grand portraiture of the past, the portraits of [...]

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