Just Thinking

  • Earlie Hudnall, Jr., Just Thinking, 1984, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1994.64.1, © 1984, Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

By closely focusing on the face of the woman in Just Thinking Hudnall creates an unequivocal sense that the viewer is intruding on a private moment. According to Hudnall, The camera really does not matter; it is only a tool. What is important is the ability to transform an instance, a moment, into meaningful, expressive, and profound statements, some of which are personal, some of which have a symbolic and universal meaning.”


African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Title
Just Thinking
Artist
Date
1984
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet: 2016 in. (50.840.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums Description
gelatin silver print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Figure group – female and child
  • Landscape
  • State of being – mood – meditation
Object Number
1994.64.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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