What gave these collages special power was their size. Originally they were no larger than 14 by 18 inches, but striving for monumentality, Bearden had them photographed and blown up to large black and white sheets, which he named ‘Projections.’ Their size was typically six by eight feet or four by five feet. . . Reviewers hailed them as ‘startling,’ ’emphatic,’ ‘moving,’ ‘memorable’ and ‘propagandistic in the best sense.’

Michael Brenson

Baptism, 1964

The Sea Nymph, 1977

Guitar Magic, 1986

Mother and Child, 1971

Young Students, 1964

Carolina Shout, 1974

Additional Collage Art

The Block
The Burial
Early Carolina Morning
Empress of the Blues
Home to Ithaca
Jefferson Cooley's Evening Guitar
Maudell Sleet's Magic Garden
Mill Hand’s Lunch Bucket
Mississippi Monday
Patchwork Quilt
The Processional
Quilting Time
Return of Odysseus
Return of the Prodigal Son
Return of Ulysses
'Round About Sunset
The Sea God
The Street
Three Women

Romare Bearden Art

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