Homme blanc, homme noir : impressions d'Afrique
Relationships between Europe and Africa, from the firsts contacts to this day, have been translated in a vast corpus of artworks that remains little known by the broader public and the specialists. From the european side, the black man, often idealised in classical painting, is slowly becoming an object of study and of curiosity, an exotic individual that can even be exhibited. In Africa, the representation of europeans at the time of the firsts contacts is relatively well known, but the "colonial" art, a real Metis form of art, is often ignored. This exhibition catalogue gathers the views of anthropologists, writers, historians and art critics to shed the light on this enriching encounter.