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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 30–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jeffrey C. Stewart This article problematizes the discourse of transnationalism and suggests an alternative conceptual frame, TransAfrican, by looking at the art of two understudied artists, Winold Reiss and Romare Bearden. A close reading of a select number of their artworks reveals interesting...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 78–85.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Jeanne Siegel Spiral, founded in 1963 by Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Charles Alston, was a group of black American artists in New York. This article, originally published in ARTnews in 1966, explores the attitudes of Spiral’s membership about civil rights, Negro art, the “Negro Image...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 86–99.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Courtney J. Martin Spiral, founded in 1963 by Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Charles Alston, was a group of black American artists in New York. This group has been credited with fostering Bearden’s entry into collage, launching a debate around the political function of abstraction and figuration...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 104–113.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Spiral, founded in 1963 by Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Charles Alston, was a group of black American artists in New York. This interview with Emma Amos addresses her reasons for joining Spiral, her role as the group’s only woman, the effect of her involvement in Spiral on her artwork...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 100–109.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Janet Berry Hess n 1963 the African and Native American artist scant art-­historical attention. Although African Richard Mayhew joined Romare Bearden, Emma American artists like Norman Lewis, Bearden, I Amos, and other prominent African American and Mayhew were in the vanguard...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 56–71.
Published: 01 May 2009
...," we are in "silent with privilege," "watching from the paint• the "Black" Atlantic. The adjective goes without ing's side" (129). The former takes its inspiration saying, and Julien brilliantly "translates" Walcott's from Romare Bearden's Sea Nymph (1977), one of verse...
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Nka (2019) 2019 (45): 154–158.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and prints, including his 1946 Martiniquaise etching studies for an edition of Baudelaire s 1857 Les Fleurs du Mals (posed by Haitian-born Carmen Lahens), examine this premise in depth. Hung next to a Matisse collage, a single collage by Romare Bearden (Patchwork Quilt, 1970) il- lustrates the unique, modern...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (40): 16–27.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., Evers and brutal attacks on churches and civil rights related works from the 1960s showed Whitten’s marchers in Alabama, Whitten’s personal eclipse of transition from Romare Bearden–influenced col- the psyche is reflective of a dark moment of violence lage techniques into more austere experiments...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2020
... communication.1 He was immersed in the Harlem art scene he grew up in and was part of throughout his life; a member of the famed 306 Group of artists who socialized in the 1930s and included Charles Alston, Augusta Savage, and Romare Bearden; and is often referred to as the first African American abstract...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 28–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ment comprising those like Romare Bearden, Fel- as Chicago’s Wall of Respect, executed, like Die, in rath Hines, and Hale Woodruff, who had founded the summer of 1967, the Collage of Indignation was the collective Spiral a few years earlier. In part, her better known...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 4–7.
Published: 01 November 2011
... American art throughout the twentieth of uniting people of African descent all over the century. By the 1950s and early 1960s, masters such world. They have produced a range of voices and as John Biggers, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, a rich body of artwork that is truly trans-­African, Loïs Mailou...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (36): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 2015
... man, Rodney King. ral group, cofounded in 1963 by Romare Bearden Kaphar’s 1968/2014 and other paintings, com- in the wake of the March on Washington, con- missioned by Time magazine in the wake of the vened in New York for two years with the goal of Journal of Contemporary African...
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Nka (2007) 2007 (21): 132–133.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., such as to successfully spective to the contemporary African different ways: Romare Bearden for the stake a claim for herself as an artist art project, creating a remarkable...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2009
... controversial practices that inspired careers of black artists since Henry O. Tanner, and Jabari Asim's text The "N" Word, Pope succinctly inspired Romare Bearden's incendiary refutations and provocatively questions the very way we talk of the 1920s.8 The concept of deessentialization...
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Nka (2022) 2022 (50): 106–115.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., Jayne Cortez, Léon-Gontran Damas, Romare Bearden, Larry Neal; seated, Nikki Giovanni and Evelyn Neal, New York City, 1969. Photo: Melvin Edwards. Source: Léon-Gontran Damas Photograph Collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library W hen encountering the basic...
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Nka (2006) 2006 (20): 10–11.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., organizations such as the NAACP in by the persistent public silence around lynching and the 1930s, called upon the international community to torture. African American artists, including Jacob band together to put an end to lynching and other Lawrence, Romare Bearden...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 114–129.
Published: 01 May 2012
... veterans, people were from the 1930s under the Depression, so their such as Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Romare Bearden, idea of economies—and the art world didn’t have much and Bob Blackburn. Then I can name Bill Majors, Richard money in it. People were buying things. Not like today’s Hunt, Emilio...
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Nka (2009) 2009 (24): 136–143.
Published: 01 May 2009
... as it is poetic, lyrical as it visual, P. H. Polk. Cowans readily acknowledges his inspi• playful as it is seductive. He rubbed shoulders eas• ration for photography in the works of Edward ily with his friend collagist Romare Bearden Weston, his use of light, design, and tonality, (1911-1988...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
... painter/collage artist practices. As Jones once said, “The art of Africa is 22 Romare Bearden, who listened to jazz music while lived in the daily life of the people of Haiti.” he worked...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 72–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
... was presenting including artist Romare Bearden, actor Frederick his very handsome light tables and wall sculptures O’Neal, and Edward K. Taylor, director of the Har- assembled in geometric shapes with dynamically lem Cultural Council—came walking down Fifth blinking programmed lights. This was cutting-edge...