Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance - PDF by ProQuest


On the one hand, some felt compelled to create a form of art that emphasized the connections with high modernism that they felt would increase the likelihood of favorable critical reception of their work outside of the community of Harlem Renaissance artists, while others struggled to present the mulatta within the scope of the "New Negro" identity and its focus on racial uplift. In her final chapter, she concludes her argument by examining how Faith Ringgold, Toni Morrison, and others have represented the mulatta in art after the Harlem Renaissance, and how that representation reflects the popularity and long-lasting effects that the icon has had on literary and visual African American art.

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