Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

3. Making Bodies with a Brush Stroke: African American Visual Art and the Re/constitution of Black Embodiment

Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience - CERCL Writing Collective

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Rice University
The authors of this volume are the members of Rice University's Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning Writing Collective: Anthony B. Pinn, Jessica B. Davenport, Justine M. Bakker, Cleve V. Tinsley IV, Biko Mandela Gray, David A. Kline, Jason O. Jeffries, Sharde' N. Chapman and Mark A. DeYoung

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Through an analysis of Jean Michel Basquiat’s artwork, we point to the function of visual art by arguing that Basquiat’s images of bodies without organs, or deconstructed bodies, reflect an understanding of the body that is fluid, undefined, and ever-changing. Basquiat’s paintings thus “re-present” black bodies and black life beyond fixed, stereotypical depictions.

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Writing Collective, CERCL. 3. Making Bodies with a Brush Stroke: African American Visual Art and the Re/constitution of Black Embodiment. Embodiment and Black Religion - Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 47-58 Oct 2017. ISBN 9781781793466. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27405. Date accessed: 26 Jun 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27405. Oct 2017

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