by Lynn Byrne
“If you are going to walk the walk, you should talk the talk.”
“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” –Socrates
BLACKAMOOR (RHYMES WITH AMATEUR AND CONNOISSEUR): A dark skinned figure, typically African, used in jewelry, sculpture, armor and decorative arts. Blackamoors have a long history stretching back to the 17th century. They are often portrayed in pairs. Andrea Brustolon (1662–1732) was the most famous sculptor of blackamoors. Often they are shown in positions that a real person could not hold at length.