Early Modern art is a very unique an wonderful type of art, the way artist let their mind unwind and painted their unconscious thoughts is beautiful. I had a hard time choosing which piece of art to use because there all very unique and the styles changes so much, personally my favorite is I and the Village by Marc Chagall, however I am going to choose a painting from the Harlem Renaissance because I find it to be such a ground breaking event for African Americans.
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement between 1920-1930, during this movement middle class African Americans migrated north to New York City one of these people being Palmer Hayden. Palmer Hayden is a famous painter from the Harlem Renaissance, during his younger years he studied at the Cooper Union in New York City and later practiced independent studies at Boothbay Art Colony in Maine. Palmer focused most of his work on the African-American experience. A lot of his paintings were focused on the urban background in New York City. The body of Hayden’s paintings consisted of watercolors and oils
Palmer Hayden, Jeunesse, Collection Dr. Meredith F. Sirmans, New York
I choose Palmer Hayden’s painting Jeunesse, the date of this painting is unknown but it is part of Dr. Meredith F. Sirman’s Collection. I choose this painting because from what I saw if was different than any others of the Harlem Renassisance. I really liked how happy every one was, the couple in the middle is just dancing away it almost looks like there swing dancing and then if you look in the background all the couples are slow dancing. This painting is significant to the influence of African Americans because it represents jazz music, jazz music was a huge part of African American life in Harlem, considering it came from the influences of Africa.