The Art Of the HarlemRenaissanceBy: Sammy , Mark, Michael, & James
The Big Deal● The HarlemRenaissance(The NegroMovement) fostered acelebration of both blacksand whites between 1916-1940● Although the movementstarted in New York, itsparked an internationaltrend● African American artists,musicians, and writerswere instilled a sense of
Influences on the Art● The movement itselfinfluenced andimpacted art.● The elements of artexpressed hardshipsof slavery andracism.● Jazz music was amajor influencetoward art
Artists of the Renaissance● The most prominent artists of the Renaissancewas Aaron Douglas. Known for geometricdesigns. Influenced by jazz music and folktraditions● Agusta Savage is known for her sculpture andher studio which helped the careers of risingartists that were nationally known.● Lois Malou Jones has many paintings andtextile designs that influenced artists after her.
● Jacob Lawrence was an american painter thatwas known for his “dynamic cubism” style.Lawrence is among the best known 20th centuryAfrican American painters. He was influencedby the shapes of Harlem.● Gwendolyn Knight was the wife of JacobLawrence. She was helped by Jacob andAgusta to improve her paintings. She tookpainting seriously during her eighties.
Citations● “Black American Artists”Askart.com.n.d.Web26 February 2013● “The Harlem Renaissance”huntfor.com.n.d.Web 26 February 2013● “The Harlem Renaissance”robinurton.com.n.d.Web 23 February
● Joseph Holston,The Unkown world. 2008,WaterFront Park, SCCharleston,Citygallery.com,Web 23 February2012● Agusta Savage,Leonore,1924,HarmonCollection,Pbs.org,Web. 24 February 2013● Aaron Douglas,Song of Towers,1934,NewYork Public Library Countee CullenBranch,Pbs.org, Web. 22 February 2013● Aaron Douglas, The Creation, 1925,SCAD
● James Lavadour,Release the Sun,1990TacomaArt Museum,TacomaMuseum.org,Web. 26February 013