Harlem Renaissance Collage as an Art Form Using Perspective to Create the Illusion of Depth
Romare Bearden A famous African-American collage artist from the Harlem Renaissance
Collage Technique • Remember Perspective Rules CONVERGING LINES COLOR SIZE PLACEMENT DETAIL OVERLAPPING
To Create Collage: • Add layers starting from the back to the front. • Arrange cut images, shapes and textures before gluing down. • Don’t glue as you go in case you change your mind.
Cut Carefully Cut around the contours of the object. You can also cut the shape out of a solid color for a silhouette
“Fantasy in Purple” Joana Valencia
Textures Visual Textures such as sky, water, ground, hair can be created by using the Mosaic Technique of cutting up the right color and texture into small pieces and assembling into one larger area.
Cross My old man’s a white old man And my old mother’s black. If ever I cursed my white old man I take my curses back. If ever I cursed my black mother And wished she were in hell, I’m sorry for that evil wish And now I wish her well. My old man died in a fine big house. My ma died in a shack. I wonder where I’m going to die Being neither white nor black? Langston Hughes La’Keysha Johnson
“The Sick Room” by Langston Hughes Luis Herrera
“Sonnet 73” by William Shakespeare Vanessa Herrera
Creating Images A whole image can be created from several parts….
Another Collage Movement • The surrealists were some of the first artists to use collage as a medium. • They assembled all sorts of images to create strange dreamworlds. • These are the same people who invented the Exquisite Corpse game.