Brazil through French Eyes: A Nineteenth-Century Artist in the Tropics (Hardback)Ana Lucia Araujo (author)
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Biard was not only one of the first European artists to encounter and depict native Brazilians, but also one of the first travelers to photograph the rain forest and its inhabitants. His 1862 travelogue Deux annees en Bresil includes 180 woodcuts that reveal Brazil's reliance on slave labor as well as describe the landscape, flora, and fauna, with lively narratives of his adventures and misadventures in the rain forest. Thoroughly researched, Araujo places Biard's work in the context of the European travel writing of the time and examines how representations of Brazil through French travelogues contributed and reinforced cultural stereotypes and ideas about race and race relations in Brazil. She further summarizes that similar representations continue and influence perspectives today.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
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