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Modern and Contemporary Art

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painting
Noah, Third Day
Artist/Maker
Romare Bearden
American, 1911–1988
Date
1972
Medium
Collage and acrylic on board
Accession #
73.14
Dimensions
40 1/2 x 35 1/2 inches
Location
Currently Not on View

In an effort to define the universality of human experience, Romare Bearden drew upon his African American heritage as well as his love of literature and music. He endowed biblical history with an intimate, folkloric quality through the use of rhythmic patterning, flattened design, and disjointed juxtaposition of images. Characteristic of the breadth of Bearden’s compositional repertoire, Noah, Third Day combines Xeroxes of photographs of nature, Greco Roman mosaics, Cubist design, and references to African and early Christian art, thus implying a connection among cultures.

Credit
Gift in memory of Peter Rindskopf and purchase
Image Copyright
© Romare Bearden Foundation/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY