Aaron Douglas

Noah's Ark, 1927

Noah's Ark by Aaron Douglas It was inspired by poems in a book by James Weldon Johnson called God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. He uses flat planes to suggest a spiritual place and extraordinary events. He has deep space by making the men different sizes on the ship and at the bottom. Aaron Douglas uses unmodulated color shapes that take away from the depth. This painting portrays a powerful religious vision through Cubism.