Black Art: an International Quarterly, Vol. 5 No. 4 (1984)


Published in 1984, this 64–page volume of the Hampton University Museum’s Black Art: an International Quarterly (predecessor to The International Review of African American Art) is dedicated to Afro–Brazilian and West African art, ritual and culture. Discussed in this issue are the works of Haitian sculptor “Master Didi,” the Candomblé religion, Brazil’s Bahian Carnival, and the symbolism of kotomisi, a style of dress historically worn by Black female slaves.  This issue also pays tribute to Jules Chin A. Foeng, Surinamese scholar, painter and sculptor. Included in this issue are many color and black & white photographs of artists’ works, and very insightful commentaries by highly respected art reviewers.

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Samella Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Editor
Val Spaulding

Managing Editors
Claude A. Lewis, Jacqueline E. Spaulding

Feature Articles and Contributors:

“Master Didi”, Sheila Walker, Ph.D.

“Candomblé: A Spiritual Microcosm of Africa”, Sheila Walker, Ph.D.

“The Bahian Carnival”, Sheila Walker, Ph.D.

“Footsteps on the Secret Path”, Beatrice E. Richardson

“The Surinamese Maroons and Their Tradition of Independence”, Gwendolyn Fortune, Ed.D.

“Kotomisi”, Robert Biddle

“Announcements and Index to Volume 5”

Bibliographic Details

Title:                                       Black Art: an International Quarterly

Publisher:                            Black Art, Ltd., Jamaica, New York

Publication Date:              1984

Binding:                                Pictorial Softcover

Book Condition:                Good

Book Type:                          Quarterly Magazine


Made possible, in part, with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Produced in cooperation with the Museum of African American Art, Santa Monica, California.

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