Black Imaginary To Counter Hegemony

Harmonia Rosales' Incredible Work

The lack of visibility of black women in history, from literature to art to just about everywhere, is just as glaring as it's ever been but some artists are making strides to change that. Artist Harmonia Rosales' beautiful work is reimagining famous pieces, such as Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" and Sandro Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," with the people she believes are least represented in history in place of white figures. 

Rosales says that "by contemporizing the meaning behind these iconic paintings we can begin to recondition our minds to accept new concepts of human value." She's absolutely right; have you noticed that the more you follow people of color, people of different genders and even people at every size, the more accepting you are of what it means to be beautiful? What it means to even be visible in this culture?

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