|[Peter Fasano's Cupar]|
|[Romare Bearden Calypso's Sacred Grove. Collage, 1977. Via the Smithsonian.]|
Fans of the 20th century American master will soon be flocking to the Carlos Museum. Making its way here is the traveling exhibition, Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, that features the artist's complete 1977 series of 20 collages inspired by Homer's epic poem. Also on view will be related work from the 60s and 40s such as drawings based on Homer’s other epic, The Iliad. The included pieces are narrative and figurative, but throughout his career Bearden synthesized diverse techniques and styles encompassing Cubism, abstraction, and an African aesthetic, hence my pairing.