In this documentary, a black artist tries to carve out his niche in a white art world. By portraying his relatives in Rembrandt’s style, he paints away his childhood traumas.
George Anthony Morton is a classic artist and an Afro-American. He developed his painting skills when he was he was in prison for ten years for dealing drugs. As the first black artist graduating from the Florence Academy of Art in New York, he tries to carve out his niche in the white art scene. To restore the disrupted relationship with his family, particularly his mother, he paints them in the style of the old master he admires so deeply. The road to Rembrandt’s light enables him to free himself of the raw past, marked by racism, and to convert it into works of beauty.
One Story Up
UTA Independent Film Group
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