1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
An illustrated presentation on how the image of the Black African woman was replaced in Western European Art and her journey back to centre stage. Beginning with how the image of Queen of Sheba and other black African women have been removed from canonical western art An illustrated review of how the representations of the Bible’s black women, Moses’s Ethiopian wife and the Queen of Sheba and Ovid’s black Andromeda, the daughter of the King of Ethiopia, have been handled in canonical western art by Titian, Veronese and others, how their images have become white, demonised or disappeared over time. Considering her movement from elimination during the Renaissance, anonymisation in the eighteenth and nineteenth century to the reclamations of her image in the twentieth century and celebration of her image in the twenty-first century.
….if you want to know why we celebrate the Black King today yet there is no equivalent Black Queen in canonical works of art of Western Europe – then this talk is for you.
Image Credit: Wikipedia commons ‘The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon’, oil on canvas painting by Edward Poynter, 1890, Art Gallery of New South Wales