The Harlem Renaissance and the Concept of Negro Art
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This paper attempts to understand the Harlem Renaissance and the concept of "Negro Art" through an analysis of the ideas of three leading theorists: Langston Hughes, George Schuyler, and W.E.B. DuBois. After discussing the three thinkers' concepts of "Negro Art" the paper moves into a discussion of the works of a representative, Harlem Renaissance painter--Beauford Delaney. The main argument running through the paper is that a true understanding of the concept of "Negro Art" demands some sort of meeting point between the theories of Schuyler and Hughes.
From the Paper:"The exodus of African-Americans form the American South to the urban centers of the North triggered an important debate on the idea of "Negro Art." For the participants in the debate, the topic under discussion, art, was hardly an academic matter, and the urgency with which they framed their differing arguments proves this. It is the purpose of this essay, then, to discuss the arguments of three leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance--Langston Hughes, George Schuyler, and W.E.B. DuBois - and to attempt to apply their conclusions to two of the paintings of Beauford Delaney, a prominent painter of the Harlem Renaissance. The paper will..."
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