Title : Stained Glass Windows. Medium : Silkscreen on Rising 2-ply rag paper. Paper Size : 32 in x 35 in. Artwork in excellent condition. Custom frame provided with art, 44 in x 36 in. Jacob Lawrence: Builders features paintings, drawings, and prints that communicate the artists belief in the possibility of building a better world through skill, ingenuity, hard work, and collaboration. The Builders concept first appeared in Lawrences work in the mid-1940s, but assumed greater importance in the late 1960s and soon became a major focus. His subjects were carpenters, cabinetmakers, bricklayers, and construction workers in a variety of workaday and family situations. Overall, they came to symbolize some of his larger ideas about American culture, hope, persistence, and the shared responsibility for transforming society, inspired, as he once said, by his own observations of the human condition. As much as the Builders works embody these ideals, they are also about Lawrences commitment to modernism. Bold, saturated colors, and solid, unmodulated shapes dominate the compositions. Foregrounds and backgrounds merge into the flatness of the picture plane, while the colors of the figures faces, arms, and clothing often dissolve into similar colors in the spaces that surround them. Other figures are silhouettes with no recognizable features, ciphers that create further visual ambiguity. Architecture, too, is reduced to basic elements, sometimes a series of arches that define windows and doorways or planes of color for walls and floors. Diagonals of planks, worktables, and window sills suggest depth, while often also referencing perspective in early Renaissance painting, which Lawrence credited as an important influence from the time that he first saw works by Giotto and other Italian masters in the Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was a young, aspiring artist. The Builders works, then, speak to Lawrences past and present, eloquent statements of the importance of community rendered through his distinctively modernist viewpoint. The item “Jacob Lawrence, Stained Glass Windows, Customed Frame Silkscreen” is in sale since Wednesday, October 21, 2015. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “sdavis218″ and is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.