Art and Emancipation In Jamaica

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“Art Of Freedom:
Exhibit Depicts The Joy, Violence Of Emancipation In Jamaica” ADRIAN BRUNE Hartford Courant 10/5/07

“‘Art & Emancipation’ reflects the struggle, as well as the beauty, that emerges from a country of disparate people. Laid out in eight sections, the exhibit takes visitors through crucial periods in Jamaica’s development, beginning with the introduction of slaves in the sugarcane fields, around 1655. Plantation life is depicted in Kidd’s watercolor landscapes, and lithographs by Belisario and Duperly document the country’s violent uprisings.

“Central to ‘Art & Emancipation,’ however, is the concept of the Jonkonnu dance and Belisario’s work surrounding it.”

Exibit website: Art & Emancipation In Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario And His Worlds Yale Center for British Art 27 SEPTEMBER — 30 DECEMBER, 2007

Posted by: Tanya

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