Kara Walker⁣ Slaughter of the Innocents (they might be

2/28/2021, 12:02:12 AM
Kara Walker⁣ Slaughter of the Innocents (they might be guilty of something)⁣ 2016⁣ “Kara Walker addresses the history of slavery and today’s persistent racism through vividly rendered narratives. Using cut-out silhouettes that reflect and confound stereotypes of the Antebellum era, Walker demands that we confront this toxic legacy. Critic Hilton Als has written, “In Walker’s work, slavery is a nightmare from which no American has yet awakened . . . leaving us all scarred, hateful, hated, and diminished.”⁣ Slaughter of the Innocents (They Might be Guilty of Something) is among Walker’s first large-scale compositions mounted on canvas. Here she restages the Biblical narrative, with violence matched by mourning, subjection countered by erotic power.”⁣ #karawalker #slaughteroftheinnocents #blackartists #blackart #contemporaryart #silhouetteart #art #artlovers #arthistory #blackarthistory #blackhistorymonth #artists #famousartists #americanart #artlove #arthistorynerd

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