Tawny Chatmon Shifts The Paradigm Surrounding Black Beauty with Painted Photographs

The Redemption series by artist and photographer Tawny Chatmon is an ongoing collection of lavishly decorated photographs that celebrate the often negatively portrayed hair and style akin to black culture. By combining her stunning portraits of black women and men with the ornate golds and decorative elements inspired by the paintings of Gustav Klimt, she draws attention to the existing and ridiculous paradigm that infers black hairstyles and accessories are “unacceptable” or discriminated against in schools worldwide. (more…)

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Mattel Releases New Fine Art Dolls. The DaVinci, Van Gogh & Klimt Barbies.

Recently introduced at this year’s Toy Fair were three new Fine Art Barbies. Barbie dolls by Mattel that pay homage to some of the world’s most famous artists. 14th century Master Leonardo Da Vinci, Impressionist Vincent Van Gogh and Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt have been immortalized as soon to be released Barbies. (more…)

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