The Harlem Renaissance in the twenties produced a wealth of black talent. But what was its
- Souls on fire. Washington, Michele Y. // Print;May/Jun98, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p56
Looks into the career of Black Renaissance artists in the 1920s and 1930s. Combining the folklore of Africa and southern black America in their work; Artists who became popular in these periods; Role of Alain Locke, a professor of philosophy at Howard University in Washington D.C. and the first...
- Laura Wheeler Waring (1887-1948). // Print;May/Jun98, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p63
Profiles Laura Wheeler Waring, an artist of the Black Renaissance. Educational background; Career in cover illustration with `The Crisis' magazine; Accomplishments as portrait artist.
- A Feeling In the Air. Rehman, Bushra // Read;2/23/2007, Vol. 56 Issue 13, p4
The article discusses the cultural awakening known as the Harlem Renaissance in which African American arts and culture started in Harlem, New York City. It examines the artistic movement that altered the language and form of American art and history. It describes the movement's legacy on...
- THE AMBIVALENCE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURE. THE NEW NEGRO ART IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD. Pawłowska, Aneta // Art Inquiry;2014, Vol. 16, p167
Reflecting on the issue of marginalization in art, it is difficult not to remember of the controversy which surrounds African-American Art. In the colonial period and during the formation of the American national identity this art was discarded along with the entire African cultural legacy and...
- Aaron Douglas (1899-1979). // Print;May/Jun98, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p60
Profiles Aaron Douglas, a leading artist of the Black Renaissance. Contributions to the black art; Style of blending the geometric and angula shapes of Art Deco with the linear rhythm of Art Nouveau; Educational background.
- Legacies and Legends. Giovanni, Nikki // Read;2/25/2005, Vol. 54 Issue 13, p2
The article presents a brief profile of Nikki Giovanni, an African American author. A quote from one of her essays is provided. Giovanni was born in Tennessee in the year 1943. She is known for her poems, essays and teaching. Her book of poetry "Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" is...
- The black church and the Harlem Renaissance. Spencer, Jon Michael // African American Review;Fall96, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p453
Argues that there was an institutionalization of the Harlem Renaissance in the black church and that this institutionalization came in the form of the social gospel movement around the year 1895. Lack of spiritual interests of New Negroes; Professed atheism among Renaissance artists.
- Romare Bearden: Layers of History. // Scholastic Art;Feb2014, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p8
The article features Romare Bearden, an artist of the Harlem Renaissance in Harlem, New York City, and discusses his love of jazz that inspires him to create art. Topics include how Bearden makes paintings with the things he loved and mattered to him, the development of techniques to create...
- 5 Things to Know About Romare Bearden. // Scholastic Art;Feb2014, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p10
The article discusses five things to know about Romare Bearden, an artist of the Harlem Renaissance in Harlem, New York City. Some key techniques characteristics of his work "Empress of the Blues" are discussed. Among the techniques include how he stylized the figures, the use of art patterns...