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Africa, from "Allegory of the Four Continents"

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Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume III: From the “Age of...
The eighteenth-century European court inherited from its predecessors a rich vein of fantasy, expressed in a continuum from extravagantly painted allegorical ceilings to ceremonial activities that involved the ruler and his family and attendants in a theatricality that transformed even the most mundane aspects of life. Almost all of this theatricality could involve the presence of blacks, either...
PublisherHarvard University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.17-76
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00142.007

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