Aaron Douglas Aspects Of Negro Life Series: Song Of The Towers
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In Aaron Douglas painting, “Aspects of Negro Life Series: Song of the Towers” (1934), argues that the migration of former slaves to New York, during the Harlem Renaissance era, had hopes, dreams, and struggles. Douglas develops his work with colors, shadows, symbols, and light; he supports his work with images and symbols in order to clarify the hopes, dreams, and struggles of the former black slaves in New York. Douglas’ intended audience is one that enjoys art and black history. At first glance of Aaron Douglas painting “Song of the Towers,” I saw confusion. The painting has too many images, which created chaos for me. However, after learning about the artist and learning about his painting. I understand the period this painting is depicting.