Homage to Duke, Bessie, and Louis

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Title

Homage to Duke, Bessie, and Louis

Subject

African American Jazz Artists
African American Collage Art
Harlem Renaissance
The Apollo Theater

Description

Homage to Duke, Bessie, and Louis pays tribute to musicians Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, and Louis Armstrong. Musicians and jazz often appear in Romare Bearden’s work, but here, he specifically cites three iconic musicians as well as the famous Harlem music venue, the Apollo Theater.

Creator

Romare Bearden (1911–1988)

Date

20th Century African American Jazz Movement

Rights

Public Domain | Fair Use

Format

Collage with graphite on masonite
15 3/4 × 22 in.

Type

Painting

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Painting

Physical Dimensions

15 3/4 × 22 in.

Files

bessie-duke-and-louis-1981.jpg!Large.jpg

Reference

Homage to Duke, Bessie, and Louis, Romare Bearden (1911–1988), 20th Century African American Jazz Movement

Cite As

Romare Bearden (1911–1988), “Homage to Duke, Bessie, and Louis,” REPOSITORY, accessed July 13, 2024, https://artlibrarydeco.omeka.net/items/show/53.

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