Modernity and frontiers: Art travel in the colonial context

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The role of Art in modern global society is unquestionable. In fact, art and travel have come to occupy an increasingly central place in contemporary culture in a genealogy that began with the Portuguese Discoveries when men set off to conquer and later to build a heritage that was an extension of the metropolitan culture in the distant colony. Although adapted naturally to the intrinsic conditioning restrictions of the overseas territories, the arts travelled from this side of the ocean to the other, perpetuating an inheritance that would become a legacy and a derivative in the post-colonial world of the twenty-first century. This paper aims at providing a perspective of the links between Art, Travel and Colonial Power in the light of postcolonial and modernity studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModernity, Frontiers and Revolutions
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018), 3-6 October 2018, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal
EditorsMaria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780429399831
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018) - S. Miguel, Açores, Portugal
Duration: 3 Oct 20186 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameModernity: Frontiers and Revolutions
PublisherCRC PRESS
ISSN (Print)2161-3907


Other4th International Multidisciplinary Congress (PHI 2018)
CityS. Miguel, Açores


  • Art
  • Travel
  • Empire
  • Colonial


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