Word of the Week: Prosaically

As in:  “While Du  Bois’s veil and Dunbar’s mask prosaically speak to segregation, myopia, pretense, and other fundamentally detached, circuitous encounters between blacks and whites and within black communities, the metaphors themselves create vivid, experiential settings and imagery that, together with real-life indignities and obscurations that African Americans have long known, tender visual responses to those social realities.”BookCover_African_American_Art

Smithsonian American Art Museum., Powell, R. J., & Mecklenburg, V. M. (2012). African American art: Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond. Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum  p. 14.

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