African American Artists of the Twentieth Century

Choose two (2) of the following late 20th century African-American artists, and compare and contrast their art: Bearden, Lawrence, Basquiat, or Colescott. Tell us a few words about both artists that you chose. Describe specific elements of the works from the chosen artists that represent the multiplicity of the African-American experience. Identify one (1) of these works (or some other by an African American artist) that you would like in your workplace, and explain why.

Chapter 35 (p. 1167) and Chapter 36 (p. 1180) on Jacob Lawrence

Chapter 39 ( 1285-1286) on Romare Bearden

Chapter 40 ( 1326-1327) on Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jacob Lawrence, New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=3418

Romare Bearden video, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/205

 

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