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Université des Antilles et de la Guyane – Avec le soutien du Conseil Régional de la Guadeloupe Les Représentations du Noir dans la littérature, l’histoire et les arts européens et américains des XVIIIe, XIXe et début XXe siècle. Colloque international Grande Conférence Publique (Mercredi 27 février, 14 h) & COLLOQUE PLURIDISCIPLINAIRE Jeudi 28, vendredi 1er …

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The majority of verses and homilies in this missal were written in honour of Saint Maurice and his Theban martyrs. According to legend Saint Maurice was a commander of one of the Roman army’s Theban legions in the third century AD. While serving in what is now Switzerland with other Roman troops engaged in fighting …

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Another of the many surprising finds for the exhibition Black is beautiful Rubens to Dumas, were the prints by Bernard Picart for the series Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde. I did’t find these prints by reading Art Historical literature, they were barely studied and hardly written about. I found them …

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One of the most beautiful ‘art’ histories that I encountered during my years of research into the imagination of “Black” in the Dutch / Flemish art, were the miniatures in manuscripts in which Africans can be seen. One surprising figure after another surfaced. Unfortunately, these works are rarely lent and we could show only a …

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NL< hier The death toll is rising rapidly among miners who were shot at the mine in South Africa, 70 kilometers from Johannesburg. 34 men died according to the national Dutch news. This platinum mine is, according to news accounts, responseble for 12 percent of the world supply of platinum.  The shares of the minecompany …

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The Slave in European Art: From Renaissance Trophy to Abolitionist Emblem Edited by prof. Elizabeth McGrath (Warburg Institute) and prof. Jean Michel Massing (University of Cambridge) Warburg Institute Colloquia, 20 (Editors: Jill Kraye and Charles Burnett) The Warburg Institute – Nino Aragno Editore (London and Turin, 2012) This volume explores the imagery of slaves and …

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