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Aaron Douglas Paintings. By: Krysten Collins. Opportunity Art Folio. These paintings were visuals expressions of poems written Kansan Langston Hughes and his friend. Critics Review: The critics did not like Douglas’ Egyptian style. The Founding of Chicago.

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aaron douglas paintings

Aaron Douglas Paintings

By: Krysten Collins

opportunity art folio
Opportunity Art Folio
  • These paintings were visuals expressions of poems written Kansan Langston Hughes and his friend.
  • Critics Review: The critics did not like Douglas’ Egyptian style.
the founding of chicago
The Founding of Chicago
  • This piece of work was one of his practice murals.
  • Critics Review: Critics found his painting as a very odd style, therefore they did not like his painting.
aspects of negro life from slavery through reconstruction
Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery Through Reconstruction
  • These paintings were used to tell the story of how Africans were brought to America through the slave trade and struggled for their freedom.
  • Critics Review: The critics liked the painting for what it meant but the style was the one thing they did not like.
play da blues
Play da Blues
  • This painting was to describe and show jazz music and what it meant to people.
  • Critics Reviews: The critics did not like the unique style of this painting because it mixed Egyptian and Negro styles.
self portrait
Self Portrait
  • For his self portrait, Douglas uses a dramatically different style from his other paintings.
  • Critics Review: They liked how he made his self portrait in a completely different style from his other paintings.
resources for paper and powerpoint
Resources for Paper and PowerPoint
  • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/arts/douglas.html
  • http://cjonline.com/stories/091607/lei_199987476.shtml
  • http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Douglas
  • http://www.aarondouglas.ku.edu/resources/family_guide.pdf