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black art

A collection of arcane, unpublished, and (by implication) mostly ad-hoc techniques developed for a particular application or systems area (compare black magic). VLSI design and compiler code optimisation were (in their beginnings) considered classic examples of black art; as theory developed they became deep magic, and once standard textbooks had been written, became merely heavy wizardry. The huge proliferation of formal and informal channels for spreading around new computer-related technologies during the last twenty years has made both the term "black art" and what it describes less common than formerly. See also voodoo programming.
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The book reconsiders "black art" as an alternative to "Afro-Brazilian art," as the latter term fails to comprehend many of the complex factors of black art in Brazil.
At the same time that scholars theorized the Black Aesthetic values by which the new Black Art would be validated, they also inadvertently narrowed the means by which artists and thinkers could express.
In the introduction to this compelling account of 1960s African American jazz poetry, Jean-Philippe Marcoux quotes the poet Lorenzo Thomas on the figure of the African griot during the Black Arts Movement.
Alexandre Dumas, Aleksandr Pushkin, and Colette all proudly proclaimed themselves to be Black, but The Three Musketeers, Eugene Onegin, Cheri--or any of Beethoven's symphonies, for that matter--are rarely part of any course or curricula on Black art.
This directly affects the way in which ethnic and artistic self-identification play a role in discourse on contemporary black art (38).
We want 'poems that kill,'" Baraka wrote in his landmark "Black Art," a manifesto published in 1965, the year he helped found the Black Arts Movement.
This year the artists were concerned with the role of black art, the black aesthetic, the relation between the visual arts and dance, music, drama, literature, religion, etc.
In fact, despite the popularity of black art, the narrator intimates that black artists must be inspired by an idyllic African history in the creation of their work, and black art must be prophetic and foreshadowing in its attempt to stimulate the consciousness of its audiences.
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This passage prompts an important characteristic of both Black Art and the Palestinian Culture of Resistance.
ROLLING Stones guitarist RonnieWood is to unveil his new Paint It Black art collection in Ireland next month.
Black art groups soon sprang up on campuses and in cities across the nation.