Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Feature: Romare Bearden

Chorus Provided by Romare Bearden
Romare Bearden was one of the most influential modern artists in recent American history.  He produced a prolific number of paintings many created with collage.  My favorites are his pieces created on the island of St. Martin.  They truly capture the hot vibrant zest of the Caribbean.

There are roads out of the secret place within us which we must all move as we go to touch others.
-Romare Bearden

Khayam and the Black Girl by Romare Bearden

The artist has to be something like a whale swimming with his mouth wide open,
absorbing everything until he has what he really needs.
-Romare Bearden

The Lamp by Romare Bearden


  1. Hi Addie,

    Can upon your post via Google Alert--always on the look out for content about Romare Bearden! Have you downloaded the Smithsonian's new app about Bearden's "Odyssey" series. There's an audio tour for the traveling exhibition "Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey" and a really cool, interactive collage app for iPad called "Romare Bearden: Black Odyssey Remixes" that allows you to rearrange collaged shapes.

    Heather S.


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