Harmonia Rosales⁣ @harmoniarosales The Birth of Oshun⁣

Harmonia Rosales⁣ @harmoniarosales The Birth of Oshun⁣

2/6/2021, 10:28:26 PM
Harmonia Rosales⁣ @harmoniarosales The Birth of Oshun⁣ 2017⁣ “The Birth of Oshun, an oil-on-canvas painting, which reimagines Sandro Botticelli’s work, Birth of Venus, by placing Oshun, the Yoruba goddess of fertility, sensuality, and prosperity, in a sea shell surrounded by black angels, in contrast to Botticelli’s painting where a White Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, is in a sea shell surrounded by white angels. In this painting, Oshun has vitiligo that is made of gold patches that have roots in traditional Nigerian storytelling traditions. The painting is meant to challenge the perceptions of beauty because as Rosales says, “traditionally, we see Venus as this beautiful woman with flowing hair. My hair never flowed, so I’m wondering why this is supposed to be a painting of the most beautiful woman in the world.” This painting works to show the beauty in imperfection, such as the patches of Vitiligo, a skin condition. Rosales also says that she created this work with her daughter in mind in order to show her daughter that black women, and their natural hair, are beautiful.”⁣ (Excerpt from “Design Indaba”by Lauren Mitchell) #paintings #painting #artlovers #famousartists #famousart #artlegends #masterpieceart #artmasterpieces #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #harmoniarosales #rosales #thebirthofoshun #blackart #21stcenturyart

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