Current Location:
Shelf D3 (CS1) -> Box 72
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section D; Shelf D3; Box 72

Three Folk Musicians, 1967

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.79.7
Artist:
Romare Bearden
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction Print (collage of painted and printed papers with paint)
Date:
2013
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 14 in
Description:
Three paper-collage men holding two guitars and a banjo.
Historical Context:
"African-American artist Romare Bearden’s “Jammin’ at the Savoy” is an impassioned celebration of jazz’s revolutionary style. The work’s innovative spatial composition and spontaneous bursts of color, harmonies and dissonances replicate the music’s improvisational rhythms. Bearden (1911 – 1988) grew up in Harlem and was strongly influenced by its proliferation of jazz music. With a style derived from Cubism, Bearden strove to universalize the experience of African-Americans. Bearden created an astounding 2,000 works, and is regarded as one of the 20th century’s foremost African-American artists." -Art.com