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Colouring the Caribbean : race and the art of Agostino Brunias

Author: Mia L Bagneris
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series: Rethinking art's histories
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

The first monographic study of the painter Agostino Brunias, this book offers a compelling, original analysis of his representation of race in the British colonial West Indies, reconsidering the way  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
In art
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Agostino Brunias
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mia L Bagneris
ISBN: 9781526120472 152612047X 9781526120465 1526120461
OCLC Number: 1021131505
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (colour).
Contents: Introduction 1 Brunias's tarred brush, or painting Indians black: race-ing the Carib divide2 Merry and contented slaves and other island myths: representing Africans and Afro-Creoles in the Anglo-American world3 Brown-skinned booty, or colonising Diana: mixed-race Venuses and Vixens as the fruits of imperial enterprise 4 Can you find the white woman in this picture? Agostino Brunias's 'ladies' of ambiguous raceCoda - Pushing Brunias's buttons, or re-branding the plantocracy's painter: the afterlife of Brunias's imageryIndex -- .
Series Title: Rethinking art's histories
Responsibility: Mia L. Bagneris.


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'In her lush visual analyses, Bagneris artfully deploys twenty-first century language to describe eighteenth-century pictures-a mixed-race planter is "dressed to beat the heat"; skin tones range from Read more...

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