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His oeuvre reflects the influences of various art traditions and reveals themes common to many different cultures—themes of death, the family, religious ritual, and the beauty of natural landscapes.
Bearden also touched on aspects of jazz and city life through his works, and he was noted for his portraits of women in their many roles: Collage, a term taken from a French word meaning to glue or assemble, was brought into the realm of modern European art by the Cubists, followers of an abstract, fragmented style of art.
The collagist combines pieces of painted paper, pictures from newspapers and magazines, and colored paper into a distinctive piece of art.
express my appreciation first to Romare Bearden, ROMARE BEARDEN: THE PREVALENCE OF RITUAL In talking of his art, Bearden comments. Tammy's students used construction paper. Students listened to Jazz music and talked about the life and art of Romare Bearden. Student created these colorful collage from cut construction paper. Examination 1 Art Dr.J.W. Cyril Art Appreciation: a.m. 10/2/12 Essay Romare Bearden, Prevalence of Ritual, Tidings, had a bright mind about the African American culture. Bearden took a little from his background and what he was seeing in his time or that was around him to use in his paintings.
In Germany immediately after World War Ithe Dada artists emerged, overturning traditional values in art and developing the type of photomontage used by Bearden. One Dada artist in particular, Hannah Hoch, used fragments of photographs and pictures from magazines in her work.
Beginning in the s, Bearden used collage and film documentary techniques to explore—in terms of his own African-American experience—universal themes common to all cultures.
In reviewing the exhibit, Robert Hughes wrote in Time magazine, "Romare Bearden…was one of the finest collagists of the 20th century and the most distinguished black visual artist America has so far produced. Michael Brenson wrote in the New York Times that Bearden was "a remarkably complex and generous artist who should now be given the most concentrated consideration.
His father played piano, and both his paternal grandfather and great-grandfather did paintings and drawings. The family moved to New York City when Bearden was three or four years old. Bearden attended various schools in New York, but he finished high school in in Pittsburgh, where his maternal grandmother lived.
Although he had taken a few informal drawing lessons from a sickly boyhood friend in the mids, Bearden was not very involved with the arts in high school. Following his graduation, he played semiprofessional baseball for a short time in Boston.
He then returned to New York in the early s to attend college. After graduating from college, Bearden went to the Art Students League in and to study with George Grosza German artist known for his satirical drawings and caricatures.
He studied with Grosz for two years and took a studio at 33 West th Street to paint. Bearden realized at once that he did not want to imitate the works of white artists.
He joined the Group, a group of black artists that met at the studios of Henry Bannarn and Charles Alston. The s were an exciting time for modern art, and Bearden was exposed to a range of influences.
He was particularly interested in Cubism, Futurism, post-Impressionism, and Surrealism. Creating art that he could feel emotionally, he did a series of paintings largely on Southern themes executed on heavy brown wrapping paper, the least expensive material available. His work of the time was done in a Cubist style, featuring rich colors and simple, planar forms.
In his statement for the show, Bearden wrote:MoMA’s Board of Trustees recommended that the institution embrace a more inclusive approach to collecting, exhibiting, and public programming, and the Bearden exhibition was one of the first outcomes of this recommendation.
Julie Mehretu makes large-scale, gestural paintings that are built up through layers of acrylic paint on canvas overlaid with mark-making using pencil, pen, ink and thick streams of paint.
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