Black History Month Tribute Paintings

The Rebirth of Malcolm X by Charde Hunt '13
The Rebirth of Malcolm X by Charde Hunt ’13

Our recent Black History Month Celebration included choral performances, student reflections, a guest speaker from Harvard and a slide show of artwork by the ten seniors enrolled in Studio Art, a yearlong credit-bearing course.

Art teacher Jessica DaSilva tasked the students with creating “tribute paintings” in acrylic that depict important achievements or leaders in African-American history. The assignment challenged the students to create the illusion of depth in the picture plane and to use analogous color that effectively emphasizes both the depth and the focal point of the composition.

The resulting images are spectacular. Here are they: Continue reading “Black History Month Tribute Paintings”