Brazil through French Eyes: A Nineteenth-Century Artist in the Tropics (Hardback)
  • Brazil through French Eyes: A Nineteenth-Century Artist in the Tropics (Hardback)
zoom

Brazil through French Eyes: A Nineteenth-Century Artist in the Tropics (Hardback)

(author)
£59.50
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 30/09/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In 1858 Francois-Auguste Biard, a well-known sixty-year-old French artist, arrived in Brazil to explore and depict its jungles and the people who lived there. What did he see and how did he see it? In this book historian Ana Lucia Araujo examines Biard's Brazil with special attention to what she calls his "tropical romanticism": a vision of the country with an emphasis on the exotic.

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
ISBN: 9780826337450
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Constable
Added to basket
£6.95
Paperback
This is Matisse
Added to basket
£9.95
Hardback
Hiroshige
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
African-American Art
Added to basket
Gustave Moreau
Added to basket
£55.00
Hardback
Sorolla the Masterworks
Added to basket
William Hogarth
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Passionate Attitudes
Added to basket
Great Designs
Added to basket
DK
£20.00
Hardback
Effie Gray
Added to basket
The Art of Art History
Added to basket
Sussex Writers and Artists
Added to basket
The Anatomy of the Horse
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.