Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Prof: 'white marble' in artwork contributes to white supremacy

Via Billy


A University of Iowa professor recently argued that appreciation of “white marble” used in classical artwork contributes to “white supremacist ideas today.”

Professor Sarah Bond demonstrates in an article published in Hyperallergic that “many of the statues, reliefs, and sarcophagi created in the ancient Western world were in fact painted,” meaning the “white marble” often seen in such pieces of art were intended to be colored.

“[It is] a dangerous construct that continues to influence white supremacist ideas today.”   

Consequently, Bond argues that “the equation of white marble with beauty is not an inherent truth of the universe,” and is thus “a dangerous construct that continues to influence white supremacist ideas today.”

4 comments:

  1. Glad the dispicable Lincoln Memorial is made of white marble. And what color is that chairman Mao looking MLK memorial ?

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  2. Good heavens! Will this stupidity ever end?

    Bob

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