Blacks and Blackness in European Art of the Long Nineteenth by AdrienneL. Childs

By AdrienneL. Childs

Compelling and troubling, colourful and darkish, black figures served because the imperative photograph of distinction in nineteenth-century ecu artwork; the essays during this quantity extra the research of buildings of blackness in this interval. This assortment marks a part within the scholarship on pictures of blacks that strikes past undifferentiated binaries like ?negative? and ?positive? that fail to bare complexities, contradictions, and ambiguities. Essays that conceal the past due eighteenth during the early 20th century discover the visuality of blackness in anti-slavery imagery, black girls in Orientalist artwork, race and wonder in fin-de-si?e images, the French model of blackface minstrelsy, and a collection of little-known pictures of an African version by means of Edvard Munch. even with the trouble of resurrecting black lives in nineteenth-century Europe, one essay chronicles the infrequent example of an American artist of colour in mid-nineteenth-century Europe. With analyses of works starting from G?cault's Raft of the Medusa, to snap shots of the yank actor Ira Aldridge, this quantity presents new interpretations of nineteenth-century representations of blacks.

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