People of Color in European Art History


  1. Jacob Jordaens
Moses and his Ethiopian Wife
Netherlands (c. 1650)
Oil on Canvas
Rubenshuis, Antwerp
I encourage you to watch this video clip of Art Historian Elizabeth McGrath’s exploration of this painting, and what led to the erasure of Moses’ Black wife:

Moses is inviting us to look behind him; not at his tablets of law, but to look behind at the person he is shielding and protecting.
Read more about this painting at JSTOR
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    Jacob Jordaens

    Moses and his Ethiopian Wife

    Netherlands (c. 1650)

    Oil on Canvas

    Rubenshuis, Antwerp

    I encourage you to watch this video clip of Art Historian Elizabeth McGrath’s exploration of this painting, and what led to the erasure of Moses’ Black wife:

    Moses is inviting us to look behind him; not at his tablets of law, but to look behind at the person he is shielding and protecting.

    Read more about this painting at JSTOR

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