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Romare Bearden: The Painter as Improviser

Robert O'Meally

Published: 2008-08-25

VIDEO: Dr. O'Meally discusses the painter Romare Bearden's use of techniques inspired by musical improvisation, and his representation of cities as improvised, communal spaces. TEXT: A course description for Dr. O'Meally's lectures.VIDEO: Dr. O'Meally discusses the painter Romare Bearden's use of techniques inspired by musical improvisation, and his representation of cities as improvised, communal spaces. TEXT: A course description for Dr. O'Meally's lectures.

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...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)