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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 157–168.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Richard J. Powell In response to Krista A. Thompson's An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (2006), this essay considers the notion of a tourism generated tropical image, but informed and colored as well by local self-conceptions. From probing...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 119–137.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Krista A. Thompson 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...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 133–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Leon Wainwright This article discusses various perspectives on image-making in the Anglophone Caribbean with reference to the economy of relations between its visitors and inhabitants during the modern colonial period and its aftermath. It evaluates the framework of the “tropical picturesque...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 135–156.
Published: 01 March 2009
... ideal' of the `tropical picturesque'. Small Axe Incorporated 2009 The West Indian Front Room: Reflections on a Diasporic Phenomenon Michael McMillan “The floors are carpeted, often with the high pile carpet locally termed ‘plush’. The furniture consists of thick foam-based seats...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 169–181.
Published: 01 February 2008
... into the ways that these artists’ practices intersected with, yet exceeded, a picturesque frame. The book leaves him with the impression that there is “little room for any interpretation other than a picturesque one.”An Eye for the Tropics attempts not to impose some monolithic way...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 February 2008
... tropical paradises. Photographers, hired by fruit companies, which were among the first purveyors of tourism, deployed the familiar and comforting visual grammar of the picturesque that had been developed in England in the eighteenth century to depict landscape.1 Photographers 1. What...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (1 (52)): 70–88.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that she engages by consciously positioning herself in relation to the picturesque settings in the still photographs presented in the Sudden White installation. The notion of the picturesque is bound up with difference—with the quaint, the unusual, and the eccentric. In an exploration of the myriad...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (1): 181–191.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., and the über-rich tourist seeking refugee in the safe places of the picturesque. 1 For some of this recent work, see Verene Shepherd, Maharani’s Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2002); Hew Locke’s art installation...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 136–153.
Published: 01 July 2013
... bathe , 2012. Performance by Sheena Rose. Photograph by Adrian Richards. Figure 1. Sheena Rose, Sweet Gossip: I wonder how she does bathe, 2012. Performance by Sheena Rose. Photograph by Adrian Richards. Picturesque ; Patricia Mohammed's Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation ; ARC...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (2): 135–142.
Published: 01 July 2009
... in the Caribbean that is—and has been—sold through picturesque fantasy and ostensibly candid photographic documentation, and this Caribbean’s relationship to the Caribbean that was created in response to that imagery and in some ways in justification of it. I look at the residue...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2004
...: University of Pennsylva- nia Press, 1994). Picturesque Tour of the Island of Jamaica (1825), o ers only one instance of a black female gure, possibly a market woman, who is situated far into the background. This lone gure s presence, which had as much representational particularity as an ant trailing...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (1): 182–184.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Film Showcase in 2007. Krista A. Thompson is Assistant Professor of Art History at Northwestern University and an independent curator. She is the author of An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (2006). She has published in American Art, Small Axe...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 53–70.
Published: 01 March 2012
... proposed the title “Turton—Unfin- ished Pictures,” a reference to an open letter written by his erstwhile mentor, the architect John Newel-Lewis. This letter called for the revival of the picturesque in architecture. Newel-Lewis references Uvedale Price and the idea of the architetto...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 71–83.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to prospective white visitors that the Caribbean landscape has been suitably tamed. 32 Thompson discusses the late nine-teenth and early twentieth centuries in Jamaica and the Bahamas as a period in which photographs and postcards were used to create a “picturesque tropical garden,” with Afro- and Indo...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (2 (56)): 144–160.
Published: 01 July 2018
... crops or were rendered “picturesque,” to cite Krista Thompson, invoke progress and modernity. 39 Other visualizations of rurality, particularly lush outsized nature in naturalist portrayals of the Americas, invoke Eden-like possibility; solicitous and pliable natives populate the landscape, if at all...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
... natural become the uses of the supernatural. What are the limits of legal thought, and how deeply did it impress and transform the understanding of the sacred, not only for slaves but also for masters? Small Axe, Inc. 2010 Illustration by James Hakewill, from his Picturesque Tour of the Island...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (2 (41)): 8–26.
Published: 01 July 2013
... archive of the Caribbean also describes the role of paintings of the picturesque, and scientific illustrations of local flora and fauna, for acclimatizing European's eyes to the exotic new worlds they were encountering in the Americas. 36 Both Mohammed and Wynter emphasize too the role of figuration...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (2 (2)): 34–56.
Published: 01 July 2019
... ). The caption below the artwork explains: “Taboga, site of the Commission sanitarium, is the most picturesque point readily accessible from Panama City. The laundry place is the gathering point for the women in the village.” 18 The illustration and caption identify black women as “picturesque” subjects who...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 155–163.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... 6 Johannes Fabian, Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002). 7 Krista A. Thompson, An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006). 8 “Toward...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 112–122.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... 16 Krista Thompson, An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006), 253, 254. Ann Watson Yates, Bygone Barbados (St. Michael: Black Bird Studios, 1998); Ronald G. Lightbourn, Reminiscing 2: A History in Photographs...