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Elizabeth Colomba Shows The Might of Her Paint Brush

Elizabeth Colomba is an artist of  Caribbean heritage, with upbringings on the outskirts of Paris, France. As a young girl, she always knew she would be a painter. She brings the full vigor of her classical training into each piece that she creates, whether oil, watercolor, or drawings. What is unique about Colomba's work is the way in which she re-interprets Western Art, particularly the art philosophy of  Impressionism and Realism.  It is no surprise then that her work is heavily influences by her favorite artists: Caravaggio, Velasquez, and Degas. Colomba takes us back to the 17th and 18th century where she re-tells history by "inserting" Black People into classical western art history, in a way that dignifies them. The purpose of her work has always been to "re-define not only how Black people have been conditioned to exist, but also how Black people have been conditioned to reflect upon themselves." The results are indeed remarkable. This is extremely important work in a world where Black People have been written out of history or delegated to deprecating roles such as the thief, the beggar, and the slave. Colomba work is not only relevant but necessary for healing and uplifting the African diaspora. 

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