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By AdrienneL. Childs

Compelling and troubling, colourful and darkish, black figures served because the necessary photo of distinction in nineteenth-century ecu paintings; the essays during this quantity extra the research of buildings of blackness in this interval. This assortment marks a part within the scholarship on photographs of blacks that strikes past undifferentiated binaries like ?negative? and ?positive? that fail to bare complexities, contradictions, and ambiguities. Essays that hide the past due eighteenth throughout the early 20th century discover the visuality of blackness in anti-slavery imagery, black girls in Orientalist paintings, race and sweetness in fin-de-si?e images, the French model of blackface minstrelsy, and a suite of little-known photos of an African version through Edvard Munch. regardless of 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 pictures of the yank actor Ira Aldridge, this quantity offers new interpretations of nineteenth-century representations of blacks.

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