Blacks in Art: A VERY Superficial Overview.

When:
Mon 27 June, 2022 @ 10:30 – 12:00
2022-06-27T10:30:00+02:00
2022-06-27T12:00:00+02:00
Where:
La Senieta (Theatre), Moraira
Contact:
SPEAKER ROSALIND MIRANDA.

SPEAKER ROSALIND MIRANDA.

This talk was inspired by an article by Denise Murrell, who did her doctoral thesis on unnamed black models in famous Western artworks.

It starts with sub-Saharan African art from 70,000 years ago in South Africa, then some from Niger, Benin bronzes, & wooden sculptures.

Next, Western artists who were influenced by Afrtican art around the start of the 20th century:

Vlaminck – Derain – Modigliani – Matisse – Picasso

Then, black models in Western art:

Manet’s Olympia, etc

Géricault’s model at the apex of the Raft of the Medusa

To end, four of the many blacks who have “made it” as artists:

Edmonia Lewis, an African-American woman sculptress, 1844-1907

Elizabeth Catlett, American, 1915-2012

Jean Michel Basquiat, American, 1960-1988

Chris Ofili, British (No Woman No Cry), b 1968

Ofili, Chris; No Woman, No Cry; Tate; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/no-woman-no-cry-201122