LETTER OF SEMINAR 68
 

ARTS & SOCIETIES

Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

IMAGES OF A COLONIAL WAR
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Arturo Martini, Anno XIV: Leoni di Guida, 1936 (destroyed work).
Arturo Martini, Anno XIV: Leoni di Guida, 1936 (destroyed work).

Laura Iamurri
Surrounding Ethiopia: Images and Rhetoric Devices from a Colonial War.



Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Gautier and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
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           Art historians have gone to work on Italy’s colonial past.  Yet visual sources for such a history remain rather rare, either because they have been destroyed or because they have been covered over or willfully omitted.

           Laura Iamurri opens a few possible paths of research and recalls that colonial exhibitions were indeed documented: the works were presented in the illustrated press and in public spaces, in major Fascist exhibitions, at the Venice Biennales of the 1930s as well as the Milan Triennale in 1936. Colonial stereotypes were tried out there: white conquering heros and black savage dances.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


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