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The Raft Of The Medusa: Gericault, Art, And Race
In this dramatic reexamination of one of the most influential paintings of the Romantic era, Albert Alhadeff shows how Géricault's seminal canvas was a reflection of early abolitionist sentiment, as well as one of the first uses, in European art, of a black figure to symbolize the hopes of all humanity.
Based on a controversial and politically charged event, The Raft of th...more
Published October 1st 2002 by Prestel Publishing
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