Thursday, February 9, 2023

Romare Bearden

The artist confronts chaos. The whole thing of art is, how do you organize chaos? ~Romare Bearden
For Art Thursday, Romare Bearden (1911-1988). Bearden was primarily known for his art but he also composed songs (one is below). A couple more quotes:

If you're any kind of artist, you make a miraculous journey, and you come back and make some statements in shapes and colors of where you were.

What I've attempted to do is establish a world through art in which the validity of my Negro experience could live and make its own logic.

by Romare Bearden


HWY said...

Lovely song and striking art. The cover art for the album is probably a piece by Bearden?

Tabatha said...

Yes, good catch!

author amok said...

His work is so beautiful. Listening to the song now -- wow!