Perspectives in the Arts and Humanities


"The Englishman, wherever he went, could not avoid seeing real blacks on the city streets. Certainly, wherever he looked up, the chances were that he would be faced with the painted image of a black. A city like London...was 'swamped' by images of blacks" (93).
Both the visual arts, as well as literature, show a variety of perspectives concerning blacks, both slaves and free. In this gallery, we hope to guide you through some of the most revealing works about opinion on English society and slavery.



Come see slave represenation in the arts!
Click on the yellow door to enter the 18th century art gallery.