October 8, 2021

Online Webinar at the Stained Glass Museum: The Art of Stained Glass by Kehinde Wiley

Join the Stained Glass Museum for our Fall 2021 Lecture Series: Kehinde Wiley’s Stained Glass Art with Jasmine Allen

Since the early 2000s, American portrait painter Kehinde Wiley (b.1977, Los Angeles) has been making waves in the art world with his spectacular larger-than-life oil on canvas portraits of young African men. Americans adopting poses inspired by paintings by great European masters. . Between 2014 and 2016, Wiley produced two series of stained glass portraits inspired by several historic ecclesiastical stained glass windows. One of them was recently acquired by the Stained Glass Museum.

In this talk, museum director and curator Dr Jasmine Allen will explore Wiley’s stained glass windows, examining how they blur the lines between traditional and contemporary modes of representation, applying visual rhetoric familiar to the heroic, the powerful, majestic and sublime used in historical portraiture. tradition of painting in the representation of contemporary urban men and women, black and brown around the world. In doing so, it will be argued that Wiley’s contemporary black portrait series in stained glass provides a rare and welcome intervention that challenges not only the canon of white male-dominated portraiture in the historical tradition of Western art, but also the canon of white male-dominated portraiture. stained glass barrel. and more generally religious art.

Tickets for this online webinar cost £ 5 for general admission or £ 4 for Friends of SGM. No booking fees apply.

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