Some critics contend that the visual language of abstraction or conceptual art cannot translate “Caribbeanness.” This essay considers the work of several contemporary Caribbean artists who highlight how the “picturesque” paintings so favored by detractors were historically constructed to erase the multiple realities and visual imaginaries of the islands.
Krista A. Thompson; “No Abstract Art Here”: The Problem of the Visual in Contemporary Anglo-Caribbean Art. Small Axe 1 June 2007; 11 (2): 119–137. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/-11-2-119
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