Romare Bearden’s cultural collages

Artist Romare Bearden, who lived from 1911-1988, used various techniques such as watercolor, screen printing, oil painting, and collage to create his mixed media artworks. Bearden drew the political injustices of his time into a universal, all-encompassing context by creating works of mythological, religious, and classic representation and replacing their characters with those of African heritage. The artist portrays grand and well-known events such as angelic visits and greek sailors returning home after voyage in this manner. Romare Bearden also went on to capture the essence of the urban and rural scenes in the time that he lived in. These ranged from farm pastures to jazz clubs.  His work has been well known over the years for the cultural monument it has evolved to become. See his bright work below!

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

romare bearden collage oil paint watercolor painting african american art colorful fractal background jazz bebop art shadedminds shaded minds

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Visit the Romare Bearden Foundation’s website to learn more!

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