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- DescriptionOver the past 500 years, African people have experienced and interpreted their relationships with Europeans in particular ways. From the late fifteenth century, contacts between the first Portuguese merchants and indigeus peoples of the West and Central African coasts marked the beginning of Europe's ecomic engagement with sub-Saharan Africa. With increased trade came missionaries who paved the way for the subsequent European colonization of Africans from the late nineteenth through the first half of the twentieth century. Under colonialism, a previous relationship of automy and parity changed to one of subjugation. The postcolonial era has seen yet ather shift in the image of the European, as Africans have increasingly participated in a global environment unmediated by colonizing powers. Through African Eyes: The European in African Art, 1500 to Present focuses on these historical changes as they are articulated in African visual arts. Presented as a series of case studies, Through African Eyes addresses the arts and experiences of a representative group of African cultures. More than 90 of Africa's finest three-dimensional art and utilitarian objects of wood, ivory, metal, and textiles illustrate changes in African perceptions of the European. Essays by leading scholars in the field provide a sense of chrological progression while providing a rich overview of artistic genres and themes issuing from this cross-cultural exchange. Through African Eyes combines diverse representational forms-from sixteenth-century Benin bronzes to contemporary satiric masks and figures along with related material culture-to demonstrate the multiple relationships that developed between Africans and Europeans and their profound impact on African visual culture.
- Author BiographyNii O. Quarcoopome is the curator of African art and head of the department of Africa, Oceania, and the Indigenous Americas at the Detroit Institute of Arts. He is the author of African Form and Imagery: Detroit Collects African Art and has written and lectured widely on African art.
- PublisherDetroit Institute of Arts
- Date of Publication15/06/2010
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationDetroit
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDetroit Institute of Arts
- Content Note190 illustrations
- Weight1542 g
- Width231 mm
- Height277 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byNii O. Quarcoopome
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