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Re: African-European relations
In Response To: African-European relations ()

Hi VKN:

Thanks for posting the link from the PBS update for our Afrigeneas family.

Without being too redundant, our links to our ancestors' history can be found beyond the 13 colonies. This is just one of many examples of the global presence of people of color. The story about the painting is only one chapter in the life of this fascinating woman of color, a di Medeci no less!

How the granddaughter of a slave came to be painted with a member
: of one of the richest and most powerful families in Italian
: history -- and painted out many years later -- reads like a
: script from "Dynasty" and sheds light on a
: little-studied period of African-European relations.

:

: The girl's identity was uncovered not by scholars in Europe or the
: United States, but by aCanadian scholar who received vital help
: from an independent art researcher.

: The reason for the oversight, the researcher said, is that the
: nation's overwhelmingly white art institution directors and
: curators have shown little interest in studying the presence of
: Africans in European works of art.

How the granddaughter
: of a slave came to be painted with a member of one of the
: richest and most powerful families in Italian history -- and
: painted out many years later -- reads like a script from
: "Dynasty" and sheds light on a little-studied period
: of African-European relations.

: The girl's identity was uncovered not by scholars in Europe or the
: United States, but by aCanadian scholar who received vital help
: from an independent art researcher.
:


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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