Kehinde Wiley's acclaimed World Stage series inserts into the language of old master portraiture the very ethnicities and ethnic iconography that western art has most excluded from it, or that western art has portrayed solely in colonial, Orientalist terms. Among the countries and continents he has previously depicted in this ambitious traveling epic are Brazil, Africa, China, India and Sri Lanka. The rhetoric of Wiley's paintings is powerful in its compositional candor, color palette and playfulness with constructions of visual meaning. This volume includes a selection of new World Stage portraits, focusing on contemporary youth from Jewish-Ethiopian-Israeli, Jewish-Israeli and Arab-Israeli communities.
Publisher Roberts & Tilton
Publish Date March 31, 2012
Hardcover, Pages 53
Dimensions 8.7 X 0.5 X 11.2 inches