By Gerard C. Wertkin
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After the failure of Miller’s calculations, the Adventist movement revised its interpretive approach to biblical prophecy and, in turn, altered the chronological charts. 1960). ; William Matthew Prior; Religious Folk Art. Philadelphia, 1987. , 1944. New York, 1999. WERTKIN AETATIS SUAE LIMNER: SEE NEHEMIAH PARTRIDGE. The show made inescapable an obvious question: How did artists of African descent become so central to the field of selftaught art? If vernacular artists have not fully entered any “mainstream” (a goal most do not pursue anyway), many have nevertheless brought under their control the terms on which their art is created.
And Jesus in monumental concrete sculptures outside his North Carolina home; and Royal Robertson’s (1936– 1997) conception of himself, based on comic strips, as an intergalactic superhero/traveler exposing the hypocrisies and sins of his fellow earthlings. “Black Folk Art in America” challenged received notions of beauty and artistic skill; Thompson implicitly attacked the designation of the art as art—not because it was in any way inferior to art proper, but because he saw it as sidestepping almost entirely any standing definitions of art.
Boston, 1981. Boston, 1989. ” Garland’s participation was a key factor in the Adkins’s family cottage industry, but he and Minnie both produced pieces that quite clearly bore the marks of their separate, individual styles. The standing horse came in two basic versions: one upright and alert, with its straight neck raised diagonally forward from the shoulders, and the other relaxed, with its neck curved Page 3 gracefully forward and downward, and its head close to the ground, as if grazing. Adkins earned a significant place in twentieth century American folk art, not because his work exemplifies regional woodcarving traditions, but because the austere power of his horse form transcends identification, whether by geographic location, culture, or period in time.