Just Thinking

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

Exhibition Label
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
Artists
Date
1984
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

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