From this reading I got the feeling that Picasso was using this primitivism and native culture of the African to put a fire under his idea of anarchy. For example, on page 235… do they really use African people for display at the exhibit? It says that the aim of the exhibits was to “propagandize for French colonial possessions around the world and to rationalize their cultural transformation..” It seems to me that they were using another culture to their advantage for their goal politically..that doesn’t seem right to me. There seemed to be no genuine interest in this culture but purely through the lens of “prejudice, fantasy and political interests” (Pinder, 236).
Hannah VanDyke, Hope College 2017
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