Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul
Happy Summer!!!! We love the summer months for many reasons. While June is the month in which summer officially begins, it is also highlighted as Black Music month. Music and the visual arts go hand in hand. So this brief post will focus on several outstanding African-American artists who created beautiful art inspired by music. Click on each artist's name to see the fun art resources we offer featuring them.
Romare Bearden loved jazz music and created many spectacular works of art depicting his love for the medium.
In return, Brandford Marsalis created a jazz CD inspired by Romare Bearden's art.
Prolific artist, Laura Wheeler Waring painted this lovely portrait of renowned opera singer Marian Anderson.
Mrs. Waring painted several beautiful portraits of famous African-Americans.
The beautiful sculpture entitled The Harp by Augusta Savage was displayed in 1939 at the Worlds Fair.
Augusta Savage was a prolific sculptor who helped shape the Harlem Renaissance.
Who are some of your favorite artists who create art depicting musical themes? Comment below.
Alicia L. McDaniel
Alicia L. McDaniel is the author and creator of Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul. She is also an educator, professional artist, and lover of the arts.
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