Review: Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France

Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France by Robin Mitchell, 2020, University of Georgia Press Review by Natasha Shoory Gustave Courbet’s visual allegory of life as an artist in mid-nineteenth-century France—L’Atelier du peintre (The Artist’s Studio, 1855)—depicts figures in three groups: laypeople on the left, Parisian elites on the right, and the … Continue reading Review: Vénus Noire: Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France