Black models: from Géricault to Matisse

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:

 

Please visit the exhibition through July 21, 2019.

Publisher on the Edge: Revue Noire

© photo Alain POLO / Revue Noire

© 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).

DEPARA (DRCongo) fem001-Woman in front of Afro-Negro Club (Serie : In the dancings-bars of Kinshasa, DRCongo, ca. 1965) Fine art modern print (2010 Print)from original negative 6 x 6 cm (ca. 1965)on silver barium paperunder control of Revue Noirein limited edition of 5 copiesNot framedExtra shipping by express carrierCertified original by Revue NoireSigned by the Estate of DeparaPaper format about 40 x 30 cm (print about 27 x 27 cm)

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

Fine art modern print (printed in 2010)from original negative 6 x 6 cm (photograph taken in ca. 1965)on silver barium paperunder control of Revue Noirein 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
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