The Harlem Renaissance
"The Jazz Singers"
-Painted in 1934
It represented the rise of jazz and african american culture
Jazz was a big part of the harlem renaissance, Motley loved to paint these types of portraits with life and expression.
Showed African rhythmic complexity
Influenced by the artist enjoyment of jazz
1929, it was an oil on canvas
Black music provided the pulse and life of the harlem renaissance. Blues was a big part of it and it was something new the people have never heard before.
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