The morning of March 28th I saw one of the most inspiring shows of my art history tenure. Entitled “Black models: from Géricault to Matisse”, the exhibition highlighted the major contributions of black people and personalities in art history.
The exhibition is based on Denise Murrell’s 2013 dissertation for Columbia University’s department of art history and archaeology, as is the Posing Modernity catalog, co-published by Yale University Press. It debuted in NYC at the Wallach Art Gallery in from October 24, 2018 to February 10, 2019, where Murrell, Ph.D., served as curator of the exhibition in New York and is the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.
The curators for the Paris exhibition are Cécile Debray, Director of the Musée de l’Orangerie, Stéphane Guégan, scientific advisor to the President of the Musées d’Orsay and Orangerie, Denise Murrell, Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Isolde Pludermacher and Edouard Papet, curators at the Musée d’Orsay.
Please enjoy some of the works from the show below:
Charles Cordier’s sculptures, created during the 1847-1848 period in which he celebrated the rich diversity in his models.
Romare Bearden “Patchwork Quilt” 1970
Jacques-Eugéne Feyen “Le Baiser Enfantin” 1865
Edouard Manet Jeanne Duval
Joseph Léon Roland de Lestang Parade “Mort du Camoëns” 1835
Frédéric Bazille Young Woman with Peonie
Édouard Manet “Enfants Aux Tuileries” 1861-1862
Please visit the exhibition through July 21, 2019.
© photo Alain POLO / Revue Noire
Revue Noire is a specialist publisher of books and web material relating to African contemporary art and culture, based in France.
Contemporary Expressions of Africa and the World
I first discovered Revue Noire at an art fair in New York City and became intrigued by the quality of the gallery and the work they represent. The website is a great tool to explore, and I hope we all get to explore their gallery space. Filled with gems such as rare editions of artwork and publications on specialized subject matter, Revue Noire is a site you must keep watch on!
One of my favorite works on their website is the photography of Jean Depara who was a photographer from the Democratic Republic of Congo. As per the Revue Noire website, “Photographer in Kinshasa (DR Congo) between 1951-1975, Jean Depara shares with us his night life in the streets and dancing-bars and his day in athletic clubs and at the swimming pool La Funa.” (All prices are available upon request from Revue Noire for these limited edition prints).
Jean Depara.”Woman in front of the Afro-Negro Club” 1965 Fine art modern print (2010 Print) from original negative 6 x 6 cm (ca. 1965) on silver barium paper under control of Revue Noire in limited edition of 5 copies
Jean Depara “Two men in Bar” 1965 Fine art modern print (printed in 2010)
from original negative 6 x 6 cm (photograph taken in ca. 1965)
on silver barium paper
under control of Revue Noire
in limited edition of 5 copies
MAISON REVUE NOIRE
8 rue Cels, F – 75014 Paris
firstname.lastname@example.org – tel : +33 (0)1 4320 2814Wednesday-Saturday 01:00pm-07:00pm during shows
(and by appointment)
Live life on the edge, with the arts of course!