Joyce Owens

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Illinois, United States

Revealed: Truths and Myths #7 (2016)
Acrylic on Canvas (24x24x0.8 in)



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About this artwork
This artwork is part of the gallery Paintings.

Artwork Type
One of a kind
Techniques
Acrylic
Support or surface
Canvas, Mounted on Stretcher frame
Framing
No
Signature
Signed by artist on the front
Signed certificate of authenticity
Description

This figure is inspired by an insight I had about Renaissance era portraits of rich merchant's wives and daughters that found their way into the collections of major museums around the world. They also became the marker for determining who is beautiful. People of African descent were shown, if at all, as servants. So I made figure "wear" a black face to imagine if she had been painted by a major artist, and later been acquired by a major museum. Then, I propose people of color would have been1 Read More

This figure is inspired by an insight I had about Renaissance era portraits of rich merchant's wives and daughters that found their way into the collections of major museums around the world. They also became the marker for determining who is beautiful. People of African descent were shown, if at all, as servants. So I made figure "wear" a black face to imagine if she had been painted by a major artist, and later been acquired by a major museum. Then, I propose people of color would have been considered beautiful, too, as the women who were the subjects of original Renaissance paintings. They had the good fortune to have wealthy husbands or fathers who wanted to show off his wealth by having his family documented in expensive clothes and jewelry.

This work is a unique original work of art - Painting by Joyce Owens (United States), Acrylic on Canvas. The work has a square shape, Its dimensions are 61x61x1.9 cm. The artist's signature is present on the artwork. This artwork is part of the gallery Paintings. Framing options are available for this artwork, please contact us for details.

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