Watch this clip on Bearden in the studio, taking note of his concepts and process:
Watch this video on Bearden’s Jazz works and pay special note to the rare clip of him in his studio:
Watch the clip on Bearden from Robert Hughes “Empire of Signs” (after Rauschenberg, around 2:15 until 6:00):
Take thoughtful notes on ideas concerning:
a: the development of Bearden’s art,
b: the uniqueness of his style in the 60’s and 70’s,
c: his manner of linking personal themes from African American culture with art historical precedents or broader humanistic themes, and
d: anything else you may want to add to the discussion about Bearden and his techniques.