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The Hearing Eye: Jazz & Blues Influences in African American Visual Art

Graham Lock and David Murray


The widespread presence of jazz and blues in African American visual art has long been overlooked. This book makes the case for recognizing the music's importance, both as formal template and as explicit subject matter. Moving on from the use of iconic musical figures and motifs in Harlem Renaissance art, this collection explores the more allusive—and elusive—references to jazz and blues in a wide range of mostly contemporary visual artists. There are scholarly essays on the painters Rose Piper (Graham Lock), Norman Lewis (Sara Wood), Bob Thompson (Richard H. King), Romare Bearden (Robert G. O ... More

Keywords: jazz, blues, visual art, Harlem Renaissance, reciprocal effect

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195340501
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham Lock, editor
University of Nottingham

David Murray, editor
University of Nottingham

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