Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture (E–pub/Kindle) µ Richard J. Powell

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summary Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture 108 Examining portraits of black people over the past two centuries Cutting a Figure argues that these images should be viewed as a distinct category of portraiture that differs significantly from depictions of people with other racial and ethnic backgrounds The difference Richard Powell contends lies in the social capital that stems directly from the black subject’s power to subvert dominant racist representati.

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summary Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture 108 Ons by evincing such traits as self composure self adornment and self imagining Powell forcefully supports this argument with evidence drawn from a survey of nineteenth century portraits in depth case studies of the postwar fashion model Donyale Luna and the contemporary portraitist Barkley L Hendricks and insightful analyses of images created since the late 1970s Along the way he discusses major artists such.

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summary Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture 108 As Frédéric Bazille John Singer Sargent James Van Der Zee and David Hammons alongside such overlooked producers of black visual culture as the Tonka and Nike corporations Combining previously unpublished images with scrupulous archival research Cutting a Figure illuminates the ideological nature of the genre and the centrality of race and cultural identity in understanding modern and contemporary portraiture.

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  • Hardcover
  • 296
  • Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture
  • Richard J. Powell
  • English
  • 27 July 2020
  • 9780226677279