Indiana University Art Museum Pictures America: The Family - American Portrait

Explore the image The Family - American Portrait created by Romare Bearden in 1975

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Questions to Consider [show/hide]

Title: The Family - American Portrait
Artist: Romare Bearden
Date: 1975

  1. What colors do you see in this image?
  2. Can you describe some of the textures Bearden uses?
  3. How many people can you find in this image?
  4. Can you figure out these people’s relationship to one another?
  5. How has the artist arranged this interior space?
  6. What might be the reason for including the “eye” in the tablecloth on the painting? The extra large hand of the figure to the right?
  7. Can you create a story around Bearden’s figures, their actions, and placement in the print?

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