These questions focus on the art pieces in
the USAD reproduction manual.
Each flashcard on the left has a question on
it. Answer the question with your best answer and then check the
"real" answer by clicking on the question. The answer should appear in
the right-hand card. You can then "hide" the answer again for the
future by clicking on "hide."
The painting depicts the home of three women who are former slaves and a white woman who was formerly their mistress. What's significant about the piece is that the white woman is clearly no longer in a position of "power" as she used to be. This is represented by the dignity of the three Black women and the fact that one remains sitting in her presence, something that never would have happened during slavery times.