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Romare Bearden, ‘The Train’, 1975, Aaron Galleries
Romare Bearden, ‘The Train’, 1975, Aaron Galleries
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The Train, 1975

Photogravure and Aquatint
17 11/16 × 22 1/4 in
44.9 × 56.5 cm
Edition of 11/20
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Glenview
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About the work
Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
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, ‘The Train’, 1975, Aaron Galleries
Romare Bearden, ‘The Train’, 1975, Aaron Galleries
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About the work
Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Romare Bearden
American, 1911–1988
Follow

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.

The Train, 1975

Photogravure and Aquatint
17 11/16 × 22 1/4 in
44.9 × 56.5 cm
Edition of 11/20
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Glenview
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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