The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America

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Nineteenth-century neoclassical sculpture was a highly politicized international movement. Based in Rome, many expatriate American sculptors created works that represented black female subjects in compelling and problematic ways. Rejecting pigment as dangerous and sensual, adherence to white marble abandoned the racialization of the black body by skin color. In The Color of Stone, Charmaine A. Nelson brilliantly analyzes a key, but often neglected, aspect of neoclassical sculpture--color. Considering three major works ...

The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America 2007, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816646517

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The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America 2007, University of Minnesota Press

ISBN-13: 9780816646500

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