CONTOURS OF THE (IN)VISIBLE: RACISM AND AESTHETICS IN BRAZILIAN PAINTING (1850-1940)
CONTORNOS DO (IN)VISÍVEL: RACISMO E ESTÉTICA NA PINTURA BRASILEIRA (1850-1940)
Ham’s Redemption, a painting from 1895, is one of the best known works of Modesto Brocos y Gómez due to the questions it raised about Brazilian racial scientific thinking during the First Republic (1889-1930). Tatiana Lotierzo approaches in this book, different levels of considerations engendered by the picture, related to the problem of prejudice and also to the consolidation of a common thought that supports and expresses the constitution of the whiteness in Brazil. To the author, the painting proposes a pictographic reflection model on whitening, seeking to demonstrate a thesis about the subject and becoming an interesting object of study to evaluate the weight of aesthetic dimension in the conformation of racial prejudice and racism.