Spartan Ink

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Another painting that caught my attention was “Lawdy Mama,” by Barkley L. Hendricks. In the 1960s, Hendricks grew admiration for portrait paintings from Europe, but he quickly realized something-- none of the paintings were of people of color. Inspired by the Black Power Movement, Hendricks decides to create his own artwork, but instead of painting famous figures, he chose to give light to the underrepresented. At this time, Hendricks paints a portrait of a black woman to empower that specific group who are often not represented in such works.


Angel Rivera, Student Contributor
April 14, 2019
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