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Romare Bearden, American Modernist

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Romare Bearden (1911-1988) was a modernist artist renowned for his experimental and socially conscious works. Bearden is best known for his paintings and collages but also made significant contributions to the fields of printmaking, theatrical design, film, and other visual formats. While acknowledging the artist's place in African-American art history, where he has receiv ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by NGW-Stud Hist Art (first published February 22nd 2011)
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Apr 29, 2011 Jonathan Lopez rated it really liked it
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The painter Romare Bearden (1911-88) once said his goal was to depict "the life of my people as I know it," and today he is justly recognized as one of the great visual chroniclers of the African American experience. Yet his pictures transcend the exploration of group identity through their grand and poetic feats of formal invention. Bearden combined a sophisticated Modernist aesthetic with a homespun feeling of intimacy to create works of universal resonance and poignant emotional appeal...

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