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Black Woman & 18th Century Art: The Royal Painting
By: Sage Causie
She received their WaveMaker Grant, which is given to visionary artists to help them finish their passion projects and share them with the community. As a black woman photographer, she believes it is vital to portray blackness in a variety of settings, which is why she created The Royal Painting. The concept for this photo series came from the Netflix series Bridgeton, which was a refreshing way to see POC in royal settings.
The Royal Painting replaces portraits from the 18th century with black women and black culture. Long acrylic nails are considered unattractive, and braids and afros are deemed unprofessional in the workplace. In a setting where black women aren't often seen, such as an 18th-century royal portrait, these same qualities are displayed.
Page Updated Last on: Mar 10, 2022