Eyeconart: The Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance Aaron Douglas, Idylls of the Deep South, 1934 Between 1920-1930 an unprecedented outburst of creative activity among African-Americans occurred in all fields of art.
This African-American cultural movement became known as "The New Negro Movement" and later as the Harlem Renaissance. Harlem attracted a prosperous and stylish black middle class from which sprang an extraordinary artistic center. Like avant-garde movements in Europe, it embraced all art-forms, including music, dance, film, theatre and cabaret. Aaron Douglas completed the sketches above in preparation for a mural he painted under WPA sponsorship for the 135th Street branch of the New York Public Library in Harlem (now the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture).
Romare Bearden Romare Bearden can best be described as a "descendent" of the Harlem Renaissance, for the majority of his works were created a couple of decades after the movement had ended. Black writers, black authors, famous black writers, african american writers, harlem renaissance, harlem renaissance poets, harlem renaissance poems, famous african american authors, black famous poets, harlem renaissance writers, harlem renaissance poetr.