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Title The visual blues / edited by Natalie A. Mault ; essays by R.A. Lawson, John Lowe, Natalie A. Mault, Margaret Rose Vendryes ; with artist biographies by Lauren Barnett and Natalie A. Mault.

Publication Info. Baton Rouge : LSU Museum of Art, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  704 Q MAULT    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  704.03 VIS    Check Shelf
Description 87 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm
Note "Published in conjunction with the exhibition 'The Visual Blues', presented at the LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, from March 8 to July 13, 2014, and at the Telfair Museums, Savannah, from January 30 to May 3, 2015"--Colophon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 84-86).
Contents Shake that thang : dancing figures and figures that dance in African American art / Margaret Rose Vendryes -- Blues, jazz, and the literature of the Harlem Renaissance / John Lowe -- Hearing the blues in the art of the Harlem Renaissance / R.A. Lawson -- "Money, you've got lots of friends" : patronage in the Harlem Renaissance / Natalie A. Mault.
Summary The visual blues explores the enormous impact that blues and jazz music emanating from the Deep South and moving north had on artists associated with the Harlem Renaissance. The Visual Blues shows how the artists and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance blurred artistic boundaries, drawing inspiration from each other and contributing to each other's art forms. The art scene in Harlem from 1919 to approximately 1940 encouraged a melding of art, music, literature, and poetry, providing a creative haven and outlet for transcending hardships and shattering racial stereotypes. The visual blues features a wide range of artists, some of whom already have established reputations and art markets, and others who are under-recognized and are rarely seen publicly. The visual blues comprises sixty-four paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by some of the most recognized and celebrated African-American artists of the Harlem Renaissance.
Subject Harlem Renaissance -- Exhibitions.
African American art -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Music -- African American influences -- Exhibitions.
Blues (Music) in art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Subject African American art. (OCoLC)fst00799012
Blues (Music) in art. (OCoLC)fst01902574
Harlem Renaissance. (OCoLC)fst00951467
Music -- African American influences. (OCoLC)fst01030276
Added Author Mault, Natalie A., editor, author.
Lawson, R. A., 1974- author.
Lowe, John, 1945- author.
Vendryes, Margaret Rose, 1955- author.
Barnett, Lauren, author.
Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Museum of Art, host institution.
Telfair Museums (Savannah, Ga.), host institution.
ISBN 9780615878300
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