Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections

Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections

by Carla M. Hanzal, Leslie King Hammond, Jay Emerling, Carla Hanzal, Glenda Gilmore
     
 

Featuring ninety works covering the full range of the artist's oeuvre and career, this volume marks a significant development in our wider understanding of the numerous sources and inspiration behind much of Romare Bearden's art. It focuses on a largely unstudied area of his work: his recollections and memories of his southern childhood.

Overview

Featuring ninety works covering the full range of the artist's oeuvre and career, this volume marks a significant development in our wider understanding of the numerous sources and inspiration behind much of Romare Bearden's art. It focuses on a largely unstudied area of his work: his recollections and memories of his southern childhood.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
On the centennial of Bearden's (1911–88) birth, the Mint Museum of Charlotte, NC, mounted an exhibition of his career. One of the great American artists of the 20th century, Bearden was an innovator who utilized paint, mixed media, collage, and photo-montage to represent the breadth of the African American experience. This exhibition catalog reproduces much of his artistic output in full color but focuses primarily on the influence of his experiences in the South and how it is expressed in his art. Hanzel (curator, contemporary art, Mint Museum) includes essays by Ruth Fine (curator, modern art, National Gallery of Art), Myron Schwartzman (Romare Bearden: His Life and Art), and Mary Lee Corlett (research associate, National Gallery of Art) on Bearden's life, artistic development, and creative expression. The book features a chronological list of works in the show and a bibliography of works on Bearden published since 2003. (An earlier book, Fine's The Art of Romare Bearden, provides a thorough bibliography up to that date.) VERDICT A valuable resource on the life and art of a major American artist.—Eugene C. Burt, Seattle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904832980
Publisher:
D Giles Limited
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,183,626
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Carla M. Hanzal, is curator of contemporary art at Mint Museum of Art.

Dr Jae Emerling is the associate professor of modern & contemporary art at University of North Carolina.

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore is the professor of history at Yale University.

Dr Leslie King-Hammond is Graduate Dean Emeritus at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and founding director of the Center for Race and Culture at MICA.

Mary Lee Corlett is research associate at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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