Eastman Johnson's Negro Life at the South and Urban Slavery in Washington, D.C

Davis, John
March 1998
Art Bulletin;Mar1998, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p67
Academic Journal
Explains the racial and political imagery in the artistic works of painter Eastman Johnson which depicted Afro-Americans enslaved in the South during the mid-19th century. Attempts to read the painting as a nostalgic view of rural plantation life; Exploration of the moral and economic incentives for this artistic retreat to sentiment and nostalgia.


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