WOW: Afro-Lantinx Artist Re-Imagines Renaissance Paintings With An Inclusive Twist

by | May 15, 2017 | Afro-Latinx, Positivity | 2 comments

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A modern-day Renaissance artist, Afro-Latinx artist Harmonia Rosales is channeling the greats of art history in her large-scale paintings, like Michelangelo. Her show-stopper, re-imagining of Michelangelo‘s ‘Creating of Adam’ inserts blackness in spaces where it has been erased, much to the viewer’s delight, challenging commonly accepted artistic images and re-enforcements of whiteness as holiness. Her other piece work on a similar level, depicted a woman with albinism as a lion-taming goodness, and capturing the pain in the eyes of a little girl in a war-torn Muslim country. Through her work, Rosales presents a counter-narrative centered around awareness and resistance. “Art is my weapon in the ongoing battle against indifference and inaction. It forms the basis of resistance,” Rosales writes. Check out a few of Harmonia’s pieces that stopped me dead in my tracks, below, and follow the talented artist on Instagram.

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  1. DF

    That is a lovely painting, it is wonderful to see Blacks and to see women put in prominent roles. But this is even more sexist than Michelangelos’ version unless I am mistaken I do not see any men represented whatsoever..even the gender of the cherubs appears to be female if that is correct then what is the message here?…………

  2. Chuck Williams

    Your ignorance is your enemies best weapon along with your willingness to stay that way.
    Our addictions feeds the Beast. All the things you believe in and want are killing you starting with your Cell Phone and ending with your Religions. You can’t STOP and the Devil knows that. Why don’t you?


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