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Romare Bearden

EASTER PROCESSION, 1979

Screenprint
20 × 16 1/8 in
50.8 × 41 cm
Edition 137/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
$5,600
location
Charlotte
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About the work
Jerald Melberg Gallery
Charlotte
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Paper dimensions 24 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches

Paper dimensions 24 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches

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Romare Bearden
American, 1911–1988
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A pioneer of African-American art and celebrated collagist, Romare Bearden seamlessly blended images of African-American life in the urban and rural South with references to popular culture, religion, and Classical art and myth. He depicted jazz musicians, monumental subjects, nudes, or mythological characters set against abstract, fragmented backgrounds. Each of his collages integrated images painted in gouache, watercolors, oil paints, which he would then fix to paper or canvas. Bearden sought to give the African-American experience a universal, monumental, and Classical representation: he would often recast Classical events with African-American subjects, as in The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin) (1977). By rendering Odysseus, Penelope, and Telemachus as African-Americans, Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, allegorical context.

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Paper dimensions 24 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches

Paper dimensions 24 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches

Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Romare Bearden
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Romare Bearden
American, 1911–1988
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A pioneer of African-American art and celebrated collagist, Romare Bearden seamlessly blended images of African-American life in the urban and rural South with references to popular culture, religion, and Classical art and myth. He depicted jazz musicians, monumental subjects, nudes, or mythological characters set against abstract, fragmented backgrounds. Each of his collages integrated images painted in gouache, watercolors, oil paints, which he would then fix to paper or canvas. Bearden sought to give the African-American experience a universal, monumental, and Classical representation: he would often recast Classical events with African-American subjects, as in The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin) (1977). By rendering Odysseus, Penelope, and Telemachus as African-Americans, Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, allegorical context.

Romare Bearden

EASTER PROCESSION, 1979

Screenprint
20 × 16 1/8 in
50.8 × 41 cm
Edition 137/150
This is part of a limited edition set.
$5,600
location
Charlotte
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