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Revealed: Truths and Myths #7 - Painting,  24x24 cm ©2016 by Joyce Owens -  
                                                                
    Figurative Art, Canvas, Portraits, Women, Renaissance, women, masks, African American, museum
Revealed: Truths and Myths #7 - Painting, 24x24 cm ©2016 by Joyce Owens - Figurative Art, Canvas, Portraits, Women, Renaissance, women, masks, African American, museum
© 2016 Joyce Owens


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Illinois, United States

Revealed: Truths and Myths #7 (2016)

24x24 cm ~ Painting, Acrylic ~ Canvas

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About this artwork: Figure reminiscent of the Renaissance portraits of rich merchant's wives and daughters that found their way into the collections of major museums...determining who is beautiful. People of African descent were shown, if at all, as servants. So I made the figure wear a black face to imagine if she had been painted by a major artist, and later seen in a major museum as beautiful, would be considered beautiful? Figure reminiscent of the Renaissance portraits of rich merchant's wives and daughters that found their way into the collections of major museums...determining who is beautiful. People of African descent were shown, if at all, as servants. So I made the figure wear a black face to imagine if she had been painted by a major artist, and later seen in a major museum as beautiful, would be considered beautiful?

Related themes: Painting, Acrylic, Figurative Art, Canvas, Portraits, Women, Renaissance, women, masks, African American, museum
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