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Main Title Colored pictures : race and visual representation /
Author Harris, Michael D.,
Publisher University of North Carolina Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 50006525
ISBN 0807827606; 9780807827604; 9780807856963; 0807856967
Subjects African Americans in art. ; African American art. ; African Americans--Race identity. ; Kunst. ; Rassendiscriminatie. ; Visualisatie. ; Verenigde Staten. ; Rassische Identität. ; Schwarze (Motiv) ; USA. ; Noirs americains dans l'art ; Art noir americain ; Noirs americains--Identite ethnique ; Kunst.--gtt ; Rassendiscriminatie.--gtt ; Visualisatie.--gtt ; Verenigde Staten.--gtt
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EKBM  N8232.H37 2003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/07/2008
Collation xiv, 281 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-274) and index.
Contents Notes
Black: the discredited signifier/signified -- Constructing and visualizing race -- The nineteenth century: imaged ideology -- Aunt Jemima, the fantasy black mammy/servant -- Jezebel, Olympia, and the sexualized woman -- Color lines: mapping color consciousness in the art of Archibald Motley Jr. -- The language of appropriation: fantasies and fallacies -- Turning in from the periphery. "In this book, artist and art historian Michael Harris investigates the role of visual representation in the construction of black identities, both real and imagined, in the United States. He focuses particularly on how African American artists have responded to - and even used - stereotypical images in their own works." "Colored Pictures traces black artists' responses to racist imagery across two centuries, from early works by Henry O. Tanner and Archibald J. Motley Jr., in which African Americans are depicted with dignity, to contemporary works by Kara Walker and Michael Ray Charles, in which derogatory images are recycled to controversial effect. The work of these and other artists - such as John Biggers, Jeff Donaldson, Betye Saar, Juan Logan, and Camille Billops - reflects a wide range of perspectives. Examined together, they offer compelling insight into the profound psychological impact of visual stereotypes on the African American community."--Jacket.