1960 –
Age of Post-Colonialism

Robert Colescott's Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Robert Colescott, Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, 1979
(Portland Art Museum)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Steven Zucker


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Yvette wrote on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This painting is very interesting to the eye, It can have various meanings . He is viewing us as we are viewing him and the going on's in the painting. Beauty is as you see it.

David wrote on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I'm curious about the idea that the artist was making a simple and blunt statement about art appreciation. It seems to me that the artist is painting himself in front of an incredibly well known work, but appreciating the seductive woman behind him. Its as if he's saying,

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Postmodernism<br>Colescotts Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
Born Oakland, California, lived and worked in Tucson, Arizona

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