Course Code: 3XBB05B19
Start Date: 08/01/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Only at the time of colonial expansion and the Slave Trade did Europeans become acquaintanced first hand with Black people in any number. This encounter provided artists with a new subject to explore; moving beyond the initial stereotyping of Black people they became more interested in them for what they were rather than what they might be held to represent. Black men and women are vividly depicted as soldiers, diplomats, figures in public life, domestics, sportsmen, entertainers, businessmen and women. The life stories of many of them is known in fascinating detail. In studying the depiction of ‘The Other’ we become more familiar with an important, if overlooked, aspect of our social and cultural history. And, as a bonus, many of the paintings are simply smashing!