Art History: Genius in Focus - Black Looks

Offered by Suzanne Tevlin

Male & Female
Senior, Adults
All Levels
Class size
6 Students
Mount Pleasant & Eglinton,
Toronto, M4S 2L9

$300.00 for 6 session(s)

Full Schedule

  • Thursdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


As most of you know, my main art historical concern these days is the imaging of non-Europeans in Western art. My research on Theodore Gericault's Raft of the Medusa and the Abolitionist Movement has opened some really interesting avenues to me, the result of which is Black Looks, a series of talks about eight of the most intriguing paintings that feature Africans as their subject. As usual we will place these images historically, politically, socially, psychologically and culturally, and explain how they may have affected the psyches and the opinions of contemporary viewers. And we will discuss the work around the work with examples of Africans in political situations, or as entertainers, as artists and writers, in the sports world and in the work force. Don't miss this course, it's fascinating.

Watson and The Shark, Copley, 1778
C[itizen] Belley,Ex-Representative of the Colonies, Girodet, 1797
Portrait of a Negress, Benoist, 1800
Mlle La La of The Cirque Fernando, Edgar Degas, 1879
The Gulf Stream, Winslow Homer, 1899
Both Members of This Club, George Bellows, 1909




Suzanne Tevlin

Suzanne Tevlin is an artist/educator at the University of Toronto. She has also lectured at OCAD, Parsons-Paris and virtually every major Museum in Europe and North America.She is the author of "The Conspiracy of Silence; Theodore Gericault's Raft of the Medusa and the Abolitionist Movement".As an international lecturer and artist she spent 12 years in Europe during which time she did research and lectured at Le Musee Ephrussi de Rothschild and La Villa Kerylos in France. During her time in France she also founded "The Tevlin Perspective: Art History from the Artist's point of View", art talks about the mysteries of creativity.Suzanne has had numerous exhibitions in Paris, Monaco, along the Cote d'Azur and in London, as well as in Canada. She is represented in collections throughout Europe and North America.


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Suzanne Tevlin

Mount Pleasant & Eglinton

Toronto, M4S 2L9



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