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Harlem Renaissance Visual Art


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Harlem Renaissance Visual Art

  1. 1. Harlem Renaissance:Visual ArtsBy:Yasmin Westres, Wilner Laborde, Jasmine Garnett,Maria Flores
  2. 2. Major InfluencesMigration:•Great Migration of African Americans from rural to urban spaces and from South to North;dramatically rising levels of literacy; the creation of national organizations dedicated to pressingAfrican American civil rights, “uplifting” the race, and opening socioeconomic opportunities; anddeveloping race pride, including pan-African sensibilities and programs.Location:•Harlem was a catalyst for artistic experimentation and a highly popular nightlife destination. Itslocation in the communications capital of North America helped give the “New Negroes” visibility andopportunities for publication not evident elsewhere. It was a particularly fertile place for culturalexperimentation.Their roots:•The international appeal of jazz and its connection to common black life encouraged blackintellectuals in other fields to turn increasingly to specifically “Negro” aesthetic forms as a basis forinnovation and self-expression
  3. 3. Major Artists &Contributions•Aaron Douglas•Lois Mailou Jones•Palmer Hayden•Augusta Savage
  4. 4. Their Artwork
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  6. 6. Influential Persons••Arturo Schomburg
  7. 7. Influence onAmerican Society•Black heritage coincided with efforts to create an Americanculture by ethnic pluralism•African American’s long struggle for freedom made themthe artistic innovators of American culture•European and White Americans artists and writersparticularly interested in African American productionbecause of interest in the “primitive” nature
  8. 8. How were they a part of thelives of African AmericansUnity:•One of the largest examples of social unity•Migration brings unity•Followed hardships; WWI & Jim Crow Laws•Freedom within life; the past is rejected & people a new life with opportunity begins; AfricanAmericans are given the opportunity to proclaim themselves as an independent cultureEthical Awareness:•Distinction of the African American race•Lifted African Americans from national “civilization” ranking•Provided a passage way for America & other cultures•Brought about an age for cultural development as one unit
  9. 9. Continued…Advancement in Society & Ethical Accomplishments:• Gained understanding by expressing life & heritage within their art• Pursuing art became a choice; less creative exploration & understanding due to JimCrow Laws• Arts as a celebratory act• An expression & story of life
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