The White Peril and L'Art nègre: Picasso, Primitivism, and anticolonialism

Leighten, Patricia
December 1990
Art Bulletin;Dec90, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p609
Academic Journal
Asserts that the preference of some modernists for primitive cultures was an act of social criticism as well as a search for new art. Awareness of colonial exploitation on the part of Picasso and his circle; Power of the allusion to Africa in the period between 1905 to 1909; Left-wing avant-gardism in pre-World War I Paris; Romantic attitudes toward primitive peoples; Africanism as a movement in early twentieth-century art.


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