Verbazingwekkende werken van ‘Amsterdamse kunstenaars’ uit het Zwart verbeeld Archief deel II / Surprising Works by artists from Amsterdam from the BB archive part II
Wallerant Vaillant (Rijsel, 30 mei 1623 – Amsterdam, 2 september 1677) British Museum
Man en paard Reinier Vinkeles Amsterdam, 12 januari 1741 – aldaar, 30 januari 1816
veiling Christies Amsterdam
Het Loterijkantoor, 1779, olieverf op doek, 38,5 x 33,5 cm Isaac Ouwater Amsterdam gedoopt 31 juli 1748 – aldaar, begraven 4 maart 1793 Collectie Rijksmuseum
In 2008 I was guest curator of the exhibition Black is beautiful. Rubens to Dumas. Important advisors Elizabeth McGrath (Rubens and colleagues, Warburg institute Image of the Black in Western Art collection), Carl Haarnack (slavery in books), Elmer Kolfin (slavery in prints and paintings) en Adi Martis (contemporary art). Gary Schwartz made his research for The Image of the Black in Western Art available to me.
In 2014 my essay ‘Painted Blacks and Radical Imagery in the Netherlands (1900-1940)’ was published in The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume V (I). (ed. David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates jr.)
In 2017 I published a book about the black servants at the Court of the Royal Van Oranje family. More than a thousand documents have been found about their lives. (only in Dutch)
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