Browsing by Subject "Césaire, Aimé. Corps perdu"
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- ItemImagining Africa: Négritude and Primitivism in Corps perdu(2020) Kerper, Alyssa; Anyinefa, Koffi, 1959-; McKee, C. C.My thesis explores the way Pablo Picasso and Aimé Césaire claim Africa as a source of inspiration in their jointly-published book Corps perdu , an illustrated volume of poetry released in Paris in 1950. I look at the way Négritude, Césaire's guiding philosophy, and primitivism, an art movement popularized by Picasso, rely on a vision of Africa as both the romanticized home of "primitive," pre-colonized culture and as the site of horrific violence and exploitation. Using both text and image as evidence, I argue that the book mobilizes this conception of Africa in order to amplify the black voice in twentieth-century European culture