Queen of Sheba: Black but...
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Michael Ohajuru explores how black women have been removed from canonical western art. In doing so, he presents a 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 became white, demonised or disappeared over time.
Senior Fellow of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Degrees: Physics BSc(Hons)1974, Art History BA(Hons)2008, Chief Evangelist and Project Director of The John Blanke Project, co-convener of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies What’s Happening in Black British History workshops, and board member of Institute of Historical Research series of Black British History seminar program, founder of the Image of the Black in London Galleries.
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