The Art of Romare Bearden

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[image] Winter (Time of the Hawk), 1985

Romare Bearden, Winter (Time of the Hawk), 1985
collage of various papers with paint, ink, and graphite on fiberboard
Private collection, Charlotte, North Carolina
© Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, N.Y.

Winter is an unusual subject for Bearden whose landscapes tend toward a dense tropicality. Nevertheless his skill in depicting the mood of a place is here beautifully revealed. In Bearden's Mecklenburg County memories, the arrival of the hawk was among the signs of winter. An earlier Mecklenburg landscape dated to 1983 is entitled December: Time of the Marsh Hawk.

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