Romare Bearden: Celebrating the Victoryby Myron Schwartzman
The collage artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988) believed that art had a greater function than just to be admired. Bearden's distinctive collage style combined cut and pasted paper, scraps of photographs, pieces of burlap, wallpaper, and paint, glued together to make a work mean more than just the sum of its parts. He drew on influences such as the cubism of Picasso, Braque, and Davis, the cut-out style of Matisse, and even Chinese landscape painting.
Author Myron Schwartzman traces the fascinating life of this African-American artist. In Harlem, his studio was in the heart of one of America's most vibrant artistic communities. He crossed paths with artists, composers, and prominent jazz and blues musicians, who became his friends and muses.
In this deeply personal biography, Myron Schwartzman has drawn on his own conversations with the artist to help us understand how Bearden was able to translate his experiences as a twentieth-century African-American into a body of truly victorious art.
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- 13 - 17 Years
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