Slavery and the romantic sketch: Jean Baptiste Debret’s visual poetics of trauma

Wood, Marcus (2014) Slavery and the romantic sketch: Jean Baptiste Debret’s visual poetics of trauma. Journal of Historical Geography, 43. pp. 39-48. ISSN 0305-7488

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Abstract

This paper is focused on a variety of works, made by Jean-Baptiste Debret in Rio de Janeiro in the 1820s, which describe slave life. It is argued that Debret committed himself imaginatively to responding to Brazilian slavery with an honesty of vision and a precision of form that allowed him to produce an artistic commentary on slave trauma unique in its emotional depth and formal range. As the work focussed upon Brazilian slavery, and until recently was almost completely buried in inaccessible archives, it has not been given the attention within studies of slavery, diaspora and Romanticism which it demands and merits.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing. Design. Illustration
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > PE English
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 15:11
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 08:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58575
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