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Colouring the Caribbean: Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias

Mia L. Bagneris

Abstract

Colouring the Caribbean offers the first comprehensive study of Agostino Brunias’s intriguing pictures of colonial West Indians of colour – so called ‘Red’ and ‘Black’ Caribs, dark-skinned Africans and Afro-Creoles, and people of mixed race – made for colonial officials and plantocratic elites during the late-eighteenth century. Although Brunias’s paintings have often been understood as straightforward documents of visual ethnography that functioned as field guides for reading race, this book investigates how the images both reflected and refracted ideas about race commonly held by eighteenth- ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, West India, Race, Agostino Brunias, Plantocracy, colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526120458
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526120458.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mia L. Bagneris, author
Tulane University