Nightlife The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago painter Archibald Motley represented the vibrancy of African American culture, frequently portraying young, sophisticated city dwellers out on the town. Nightlife depicts a crowded cabaret in the South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville, with people seated around tables and at the bar. The clock reads one o’clock, and the place is still ...…

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist Whitney Museum of ...

—Archibald J. Motley, Jr. Archibald Motley’s life. ... and urban nightlife. His works from this period reflect the cultural milieu: rhythmic figures, pulsating colors, and animated compositions all suggest the high energy of jazz. Motley used both natural and artificial light to give his figures an unusual intensity—and his vibrant colors ...…

Archibald Motley American painter Britannica

Jan 12, 2020 · Archibald Motley, in full Archibald John Motley, Jr., (born October 7, 1891, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.—died January 16, 1981, Chicago, Illinois), American painter identified with the Harlem Renaissance and probably best known for his depictions of black social life and jazz culture in vibrant city scenes.. When he was a young boy, Motley’s family moved from Louisiana and eventually ...…

THE ART OF ARCHIBALD MOTLEY

Students will read excerpts from Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist and discover that Motley was fascinated with the nightlife in the Bronzeville area (page 63). To Motley, the nighttime “Stroll,” with its cabarets, restaurants, and theaters was an opportunity to observe and celebrate black life.…

Harlem Renaissance: Visual art: Nightlife

Visual art: Nightlife Archibald John Motley, Jr. was a black painter who is famous for his colorful chronicling of negro life in the 1920s to the 1940s. While considered one of the major contributors to the Harlem Renaissance, he actually never lived in Harlem. He was born in New Orleans but lived in Chicago and attended the Art institute of ...…

Nightlife - Archibald John Motley, Jr. (American, 1891 ...

Nightlife JR, Archibald Motley 1943. The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, United States. See connections with other works. Try it. Details. Title: Nightlife; ... Google Arts & Culture features content from over 1200 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online.…