Indian Yellow

@article{Bailkin2005IndianY,
  title={Indian Yellow},
  author={Jordanna Bailkin},
  journal={Journal of Material Culture},
  year={2005},
  volume={10},
  pages={197 - 214}
}
  • Jordanna Bailkin
  • Published 2005
  • Art
  • Journal of Material Culture
  • This article examines the economics and politics of the pigments that British artists used in order to depict non-white subjects and thus attempts to begin to reconstruct the palette of empire. In analyzing the origins, popularity, and disuse of one pigment (that is, Indian yellow) that had particular relevance for painting Indian subjects, I look at the intersection of material culture and imperial politics. The process of visually representing Britain’s colonized subjects of the Raj was, I… CONTINUE READING
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