CNN Style: Afro-Cuban artist reimagines Renaissance art with Black people at the center

Consider Michelangelo’s famous “Creation of Adam,” Sandro Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” or Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” When you think of Western art’s grand visual narratives of humanity’s inception — and all its triumphs, beauty, tragedies and meaning — they likely look very White. This is because, for centuries, the artistic traditions of the […]

Essence Magazine: Harmonia Rosales Challenges History’s Perceptions With ‘Master Narrative’

“MASTER NARRATIVE IS LIKE THE ALL-ENCOMPASSING AMERICAN NARRATIVE THAT HAS BEEN A VERY WHITE PERSPECTIVE OF HISTORY,” THE ARTIST SAYS. “SO, I’M TAKING THAT AND ADDING IN OUR PERSPECTIVE.” BY OKLA JONES · UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2, 2023 On August 18, Afro-Cuban artist Harmonia Rosales opened her Master Narrative exhibition in Atlanta. Held at the iconic Spelman Museum of Fine Art, her work connects […]