Looking at how art responded to the age of progress in the 19th Century, David Olusoga shows us how Art struggled to depict the Industrial revolution, and how it became a tool to... Read more
Looking at how art responded to the age of progress in the 19th Century, David Olusoga shows us how Art struggled to depict the Industrial revolution, and how it became a tool to record the fates supposedly doomed people. It ends in Paris of the late 19th Century as artists being to try to make sense of the new world that had been so quickly created. It ends with the man who tried to escape that new world - Gauguin.
Civilisations: The Cult of Progress Hardback edition by David Olusoga
David Olusoga is an Anglo-Nigerian historian and producer. Working across radio and television, his programmes have explored the themes of colonialism, slavery and scientific racism. He has travelled extensively in Africa, and has been drawn to Namibia and its troubled history for several years. He has written three books: The Kaiser's Holocaust, The World's War and Black and British: A Forgotten History. He currently works as a producer for the BBC.
Find him on Twitter @DavidOlusoga
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