Harlem Renaissance– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Harlem Renaissance– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Harlem renaissance

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Category: 1 (Ancestries)

Category: 2 (Ethnic enclaves)

Harlem renaissance- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Ancestries” and “Ethnic enclaves” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Harlem Renaissance is an art style of elite class which (artists) played a vital role in the Harlem Renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Mainstream recognition of Harlem culture, Characteristics and themes & Criticism of the movement.

There are other art movements such as “Expressionism,” “Bauhaus,” and “Land art” which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of the Harlem Renaissance come from other art styles such as Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, James Van Der Zee, and Augusta Savage.

This art movement (Harlem Renaissance) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “The dazzling Harlem Renaissance,” “A Movement in a Moment,” and “Paintings From The Harlem Renaissance.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “Self Portrait” comes at first place which is beautiful, “Sowing,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Harlem Renaissance student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Ancestries (artistic approach)” and “Ethnic enclaves (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Ancestries”-A Category.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE was an art movement, and if you want to read about Harlem Renaissance comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, James Van Der Zee, and Augusta Savage.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Harlem Renaissance Characteristic section.

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Harlem renaissance- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the Harlem Renaissance?

Harlem Renaissance is an art movement, and the Harlem Renaissance artist tries to express artistic thought through Harlem Renaissance paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, and Romare Bearden who defined this art style through their artworks such as “The dazzling Harlem Renaissance,” “A Movement in a Moment” and “Paintings From The Harlem Renaissance.”

Thus Harlem Renaissance is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Expressionism,” “Bauhaus,” “Land art” etc.

  1. Why is the Harlem Renaissance still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Harlem Renaissance paintings/artworks and fame of Harlem Renaissance artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “The dazzling Harlem Renaissance,” “A Movement in a Moment” and “Self Portrait.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “The dazzling Harlem Renaissance,” “Self Portrait,” “Paintings From The Harlem Renaissance.”

These Harlem Renaissance paintings show the popularity of this art style. Aaron Douglas, Augusta Savage, and Romare Bearden are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about the Harlem Renaissance?

Harlem Renaissance is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Harlem Renaissance was the way of expression for “Augusta Savage,” “Romare Bearden,” and “Aaron Douglas.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Ancestries” and “Ethnic enclaves.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Harlem Renaissance artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Harlem Renaissance artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Ancestries) and visual expression (Ethnic enclaves).

  1. What are the features of Harlem Renaissance?

This art style is trendy; Harlem Renaissance emerged in 1920 as a/an Harlem Renaissance movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “James Van Der Zee,” “Aaron Douglas” and “Augusta Savage.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Harlem Renaissance movement, then you should read about “Aaron Douglas” and “Jacob Lawrence.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Ancestries” and “Ethnic enclaves.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

Harlem renaissance- Five topmost artists

Aaron Douglas

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Jacob Lawrence

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Romare Bearden

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James Van Der Zee

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Augusta Savage

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Harlem renaissance- Introduction of these artists.

1st AARON DOUGLAS– Aaron Douglas is the artist of Harlem Renaissance art movement who played a vital role in the Harlem Renaissance art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is May 26, 1899, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as University of Nebraska, Teachers College, Columbia University (American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Harlem Renaissance artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- University of Nebraska, Teachers College, Columbia University (American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Harlem Renaissance art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Paintings From The Harlem Renaissance,” “A Movement in a Moment,” “The dazzling Harlem Renaissance,” “Sowing” and “Self Portrait.”

Notable works:- Jazz Age, Modernism, Art Deco.

Qualification:- University of Nebraska, Teachers College, Columbia University (American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator).

2nd JACOB LAWRENCE– The date of birth of Jacob Lawrence is September 7, 1917, this artist was born during the Harlem Renaissance period when the Harlem Renaissance art movement was on the peak wherein Jacob Lawrence had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is SEPTEMBER 7, 1917, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Harlem Community Art Center (African-American painter).

Notable works:- Self-portrait, 1977 & Lawrence teaching school children at the Abraham Lincoln School.

Qualification:- Harlem Community Art Center (African-American painter).

3rd ROMARE BEARDEN– This name also emerged during the Harlem Renaissance art movement. The artwork demand of Romare Bearden is a little bit lesser than Aaron Douglas.

But the artworks of this artist (Romare Bearden) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Port Authority of NY & NJ; York College (African-American artist and author).

Notable works:- The Calabash, collage, 1970 & Patchwork Quilt 1970.

Qualification:- Port Authority of NY & NJ; York College (African-American artist and author).

4th JAMES VAN DER ZEE– The artistic qualification of this artist is- Waiter and elevator operator (African-American photographer).  James Van Der Zee is the artist of the Harlem Renaissance art movement who also played a vital role in the Harlem Renaissance art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is June 29, 1886, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as Waiter and elevator operator (African-American photographer).

Notable works:- Evening Attire, 1922 & The Picture-Takin’ Man.

Qualification:- Waiter and elevator operator (African-American photographer).

5th AUGUSTA SAVAGE– The date of birth of this artist is February 29, 1892, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Cooper Union, Academy of the Grande Chaumière (African-American sculptor). The artworks demand of Augusta Savage is a little bit lesser than Aaron Douglas.

But then also, paintings of this Harlem Renaissance artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Augusta Savage with sculpture, 1938 & Augusta Savage working on a sculpture.

Qualification:- Cooper Union, Academy of the Grande Chaumière (African-American sculptor).

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