The following is a synopsis of a paper I presented recently at the Caribbean Festival of Arts (Carifesta). It was presented at UWI’s Department of Creative and Festival Arts in Trinidad and Tobago. The paper is entitled “(East) Indian Art and Caribbean Aesthetics”.
Aesthetics refers to the appreciation of beauty or good taste in art that is appealing or attractive. Caribbean aesthetics has been shaped by the region’s chequered history of colonisation, migration and settlement, which have produced constantly changing visual sensibilities.