Artist of the Day- Kerry James Marshall(click on image to see more!)

He paints black people…really black. He says the lighter the skin tone the more acceptable the person. He wants to make clear that black people can not be valued on the basis of their skin color. He brings to mind Manet’s painting of a of a nude, oh so white prostitute receiving flowers from an admirer…being handed to her by an oh so black maid who’s so black that at first you don’t notice her at all…all you see are the flowers.