Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Magi to Miss LaLa

advance notice of upcoming talk  


From the Magi to Miss LaLa

Individuals of African Ancestry in Western Art

Jan Marsh

29 October 2013, 1.00-1.45

Lunchtime Talk, Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre, National Gallery

Admission free


Figures portrayed in Western art- whether mythical or historical – are predominantly fair-skinned.  Yet people of African ancestry have lived in Europe for centuries and appear in paintings.  This talk looks at depictions of Black figures in art from the Renaissance to the Modern period, inquiring into their roles as artists’ models and portrait sitters.


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