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Jazz and Modernism

Harlem Renaissance and modernism are closely interconnected to each other. For instance, jazz music, part of Harlem Renaissance, creates modernistic mood. It is created in late 1800’s, and the music expresses African Americans’ feelings. Unlike to other music, the sounds … Continue reading

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Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas was a famous African American painter during the Harlem Renaissance era. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, and attended Nebraska University where he graduated as black art major. After he moved to Harlem, New York, his paintings that … Continue reading

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William Johnson’s Art in the Harlem Renaissance

This piece of art, by William H Johnson, expresses the lives of women and children during the Harlem Renaissance. In this piece called Jitterbugs IV, a viewer can see two female figures which seems to be a children dancing. Johnson’s … Continue reading

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Romanticism in Approaching Thunder Storm

This painting entitled Approaching Thunder Storm, Martin Johnson Heade, is a painting of romanticism. This painting main focus is on nature. The painter shows little inlet that has not been taken over by the thunderstorm yet. The painting also dramatizes … Continue reading

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The Scream

The scream was painted by Edvard Munch, an expressionist Norwegian artist in 1893. Der Schrei der Natur, which means The Scream of Nature, was the origional name Munch gave to the painting. The Scream is the combination of psychology and … Continue reading

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“The Treachery of Images” by René Magritte

French for “This is not a pipe” René Magritte’s message in this painting is nothing but controversial. Painted between 1928 and 1929 when Magritte was 30 years old; ironically, this picture shows a pipe. This confusing statement gets soon clear … Continue reading

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