Jean-Léon Gérôme, Part Two

JEAN-LÉON GÉRÔME: History Painter Part Two The Artist and Gender In painting after painting, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) clearly demonstrated his discomfort with women.  Before his very profitable marriage to the daughter of Europe’s biggest art dealer, Gérôme lived...

“The History of White People”

THE DARK HISTORY OF “WHITE” Introduction The History of White People by Nell Painter We were told that the election of Barack Obama meant that we—America—had transcended into a beatific state called “post-racial.” We were proud of...

Postmodernism and the Loss of Mastery

THEORIES OF POSTMODERNISM Feminism, Post-Colonialism, and the Loss of Mastery Over the World Picture In 1986 Postmodern painter Mark Tansey  (1949-) produced a large orangish monochrome painting of a long white fallen column. Broken in three places and lying next to a...

Post-Colonial Theory: Edward Said

POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART THREE:  EDWARD SAID (1935-2003) Orientalism Perhaps the most influential and widely read Post-Colonial critic was the late Edward Said  (1935 – 2003) a Palestinian intellectual who was born in Jerusalem and died in exile in America. ...

Post-Colonial Theory: Frantz Fanon

POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART TWO:  FRANTZ FANON Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth Since the voyages of  Columbus, Europeans sought out the territories of the Other, claimed the dark skinned people for slaves, and exploited the resources of those alien...
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