The Migration Series, Panel no. 25: They left their homes. Soon some communities were left almost empty.

In one of his most interesting and unique uses of space, Lawrence creates a desolate depiction of a wood-panelled room, the corner of which acts as a vanishing point for the lonely space. Additionally, he comments of the creation of abandoned Southern towns as an effect of the Mass Migration, leaving many communities unoccupied. The tilted diagonal of the room’s planes suggest an uneasiness to the space and the journey of those who have left it.
SKU: 64032
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: between 1940 and 1941
Original Medium: Casein tempera on hardboard
Original Size: 12 x 18 in.
Location: The Phillips Collection
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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