Darker Shades : The Racial Other in Early Modern Art Hardback
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Difference exists; otherness is constructed. This book asks how important Western artists, from Giotto to Titian and Caravaggio, and from Bosch to D rer and Rembrandt, shaped the imaging of non-Western individuals in early modern art.
Victor I. Stoichita's nuanced and detailed study examines images of racial otherness during a time of new encounters of the West with different cultures and peoples, such as those with dark skins: Muslims and Jews.
Featuring a host of informative illustrations and crossing the disciplines of art history, anthropology, and postcolonial studies, Darker Shades also reconsiders the Western canon's most essential facets: perspective, pictorial narrative, composition, bodily proportion, beauty, color, harmony, and lighting.
What room was there for the "Other," Stoichita would have us ask, in such a crystalline, unchanging paradigm?
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- Pages:240 pages, 77 illustrations, 70 in colour
- Publisher:Reaktion Books
- Publication Date:16/09/2019