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The Resource Art of darkness, produced by Central Independent Television, (electronic resource)

Art of darkness, produced by Central Independent Television, (electronic resource)

Label
Art of darkness
Title
Art of darkness
Statement of responsibility
produced by Central Independent Television
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The slaves of the Caribbean contributed not only to the wealth of their masters, but also to the cultural heritage of the British Empire. For, as this film shows, such landmark institutions as the National Gallery, the Tate Gallery, and the British Museum were all funded by money made from the slave trade. Documented in fascinating detail through letters, paintings and poetry, the eighteenth century is shown to be both an age of high culture and an age of cruelty. The word "patron" had the dual meaning of owner of slaves and supporter of the arts. The film shows how the art of the period romanticized the servitude of the plantation blacks. As Hogarth's prints show, black domestics would be exquisitely attired to reflect the riches of their masters. Again and again we see in works of art that the black servants were depicted as a precious, exotic ornament, even as they were brutalized in real life
Awards note
San Antonio CineFest, 1991
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
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Central Independent Television
Runtime
52
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  • Museum finance
  • Painting, British
  • Painting, British
  • Slave trade in art
  • Slave trade
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Art of darkness, produced by Central Independent Television, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ARTV;1652533
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652533/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a203552
  • (OCoLC)794308009
Video recording format
other
Label
Art of darkness, produced by Central Independent Television, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ARTV;1652533
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652533/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a203552
  • (OCoLC)794308009
Video recording format
other

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