Dancing Scene in the Caribbean

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Agostino Brunias / Tate
published on 26 April 2023
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Dancing Scene in the Caribbean, oil on canvas by Agostino Brunias, sometime between 1764 and 1796. The painting depicts men and women of African descent dancing on a Caribbean island, most likely St. Vincent or Dominica, where the Italian-born artist lived from 1764 to his death in 1796. Such idealised images were common for Brunias, who often sold his paintings to rich plantation owners of colonial officials, depicting a one-sided and possibly distorted view of slavery and harsh living conditions in colonial plantations.

Tate Britain, London.

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