The Black Balthazar

2018

Installation in Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

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In Europa Balthazar of the biblical Magi is described as a black person and it was sometimes connected to the images of „blacks“ by whites. Now the black Balthazar  is a big theme of „blackface“, when a white person plays him.

 

Exhibition to Examine Balthazar, a Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance European Art