Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller was a pioneer for the Harlem Renaissance. In 1914, her sculpture Ethiopia Awakening is said to have been a prelude to the Harlem Renaissance and the New Negro Movement. Awakening African Americans to a piece of their history before slavery.
Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration Series is monumental for its time and now. I teach my students that the Great Migration Series is like a visual historical document. These paintings give you a sense of life for black people who decided to leave the southern states for work in larger cities in the north.
Augusta Savage sculpted works of art that brought people together. She incorporated that sense of community in her sculpture titled The Harp.
Gloss is a type of medium that can be mixed with different acrylic paint colors to give your matte paint a glossy-er look. Or you can add just a bit of color to the gloss for a varnish. Not all glosses are built for oils or acrylics so read the labels to make sure you get the right kind of gloss for your project.