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Hist. Am. Art 1/28/08 Images in red Theodore de Bry, Frontispiece, A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia. 1590 Map. Colonial North America, c. 1750 Native American figure: denotes a colonial power—the ability of the power ful to assert an exoticism upon the power less . De Bry demonized the indigenous catholics, thereby uplifting Protestantism. John White, The Village of Secoton , c. 1585 John White, Indians Dancing , c. 1585 Images such as these were meant to be read much like a map would—providing information, moreso than that of a painterly aesthetic. Expeditions to the new world required the companionship of at least one artist—who would serve as a visual note-taker of sorts. Scientists also accompanied these excursions. John White, Theire sitting on meate , c. 1585 -This image is analogous to the above “A briefe and true report. . .”—the figures seated around food. However, “A briefe. . .” displays the figures in the midst of a grid system, with several pieces of exoticized food, pottery, etc. -Note, the female’s gaze in this image—way in which to promote the new world. Semi- nude female becomes allegorical embodiment of the new world. (See Berger!) Fantasy of European colonists included ideas of indigenous woman ready and waiting for the colonial male figure. -New world wilderness is always female-gendered.
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ARH 329 taught by Professor Soren during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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