THESE IMAGES ARE FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST MODERN DAY RENAISSANCE'S OF THE 20TH CENTURY. THESE IMAGES DEPICT THE CREATIVITY OF SOME OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL HARLEM RENAISSANCE ARTISTS.
Cafe is a painting from William H. Johnson that uses vibrant colors to show the reflection light in the cafe. He also uses Patterns within the suit of the gentlemen to show style and pizzaz.
The Band is painting that embraces movement. As the eye wonders through the members of the band onto the dance floor you can also see much emphasis put on the ladies dancing to the host music.
Horace Pippin Christmas Morning, Breakfast depicts a different point of view for Christmas for African Americans. The dull color captures the simplicty and atmosphere of the Christmas spirit.
Gamin is the the French word for street. This sculpture was hand crafted by Augusta Savage she detailed this young boys face to show wisdom and hardship beyond his years.
Aaron Douglas was one of the most important Harlem Renaissance artists of the time. This portrait by Edwin was able to show true color and bring out the realism within the painting.
Langston Hughes is a legendary writer who wrote during the Harlem Renaissance. Able to articulate the struggles for African Americans along with encouraging them to overcome struggles. Langston in this painting is hand drawn and depth is added to this painting in the light blue background.
Aaron Douglas in this painting was able to show the perseverance for African Americans. The shadows and light showed how African Americans worked during the day and how they had fun at night.
Alain Leroy Locke was a Philosopher of the Harlem Renaissance. His philosophy of Africans contributions to Egypt. Locke laid a foundation of thinking. In this painting you can see his skin color is bolder than his doctor jacket showing that he was more proud of his color then of the doctor jacket he wore.
During the Harlem Renaissance many African Americans went to the Libraries and study their culture. It was a movement to educated. The artist used bold bright colors to show movement and life around this library.
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