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Black is Beautiful Rubens to Dumas

£200.00

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Waanders Uitgevers 
2008
Hardback
Condition Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition Very Good

Clean and crisp condition. Bumps to corners.

This catalogue was created for the exhibition Black is Beautiful. Rubens to Dumas in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, from 26 July to 26 October 2008.


Dutch and foreign museums house a hidden treasure of masterworks depicting black Africans who have played a major role in painting for centuries. Almost all the great masters have portrayed black people at some time or another. In recent years a study has been made of these works for an exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerek (New Church) Amsterdam. This has now been incorporated into an appealing collection of essays written by leading authors and specialists. The writings cover black people at Europe's courts, the black king in Rembrandt's painting "The Adoration", black mythological figures, Africans in genre paintings, black people in the Netherlands, the changing role of black people from the nineteenth century on, and Africans in work by contemporary artists. Each of the 140 works in the exhibition are also looked at in great details, thus making the book a handsome survey on the portrayal of black people in the Lowlands between 1330 and 2008.

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Condition:
Used: very good
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Hardback
Publisher:
Waanders Uitgevers 
Title:
Black is Beautiful Rubens to Dumas

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Waanders Uitgevers 
2008
Hardback
Condition Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition Very Good

Clean and crisp condition. Bumps to corners.

This catalogue was created for the exhibition Black is Beautiful. Rubens to Dumas in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, from 26 July to 26 October 2008.


Dutch and foreign museums house a hidden treasure of masterworks depicting black Africans who have played a major role in painting for centuries. Almost all the great masters have portrayed black people at some time or another. In recent years a study has been made of these works for an exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerek (New Church) Amsterdam. This has now been incorporated into an appealing collection of essays written by leading authors and specialists. The writings cover black people at Europe's courts, the black king in Rembrandt's painting "The Adoration", black mythological figures, Africans in genre paintings, black people in the Netherlands, the changing role of black people from the nineteenth century on, and Africans in work by contemporary artists. Each of the 140 works in the exhibition are also looked at in great details, thus making the book a handsome survey on the portrayal of black people in the Lowlands between 1330 and 2008.

Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Waanders Uitgevers 
Title:
Black is Beautiful Rubens to Dumas

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