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Romare Bearden and The Block

For Middle School 6th grade art
by

Lindsey Foushee

on 7 September 2015

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Transcript of Romare Bearden and The Block

Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden
Review Shapes
Harlem Renaissance
(1917-1935)
Collage Composition
Romare Bearden's Art
Collage
Bearden was born in Charlotte, NC. During his life, he spent summers with his grandparents in Pittsburg PA, and moved to New York City with his parents during the Great Migration.
The Block, 1971
Romare Bearden was an American artist who depicted African American life. He told their stories through his artwork.
The Harlem Renaissance was a movement that was considered to be a rebirth of African American Arts. The movement was centered around the neighborhood of Harlem in New York City.
http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/interactives/art-trek/romare-bearden-lets-walk-the-block
Collage- French word
meaning "to glue"
Objects farther away from you are smaller
Geometric Shapes
Assignment:
Create a collage representing a region of North Carolina
Start with background color- no white!
Use painted papers, magazines, & solid scraps
BUILD your picture, do not cut out pictures
Choose shapes & colors to repeat for harmony
(1911-1988)
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