Bitter World, Yvonne Muinde, Oil on canvas, 36" x 36", SOLD

Original size is 667 × 670 pixels

“This title is taken from a Nina Simone song. At the time this piece was painted, I listened a lot to Nina Simone. I actually painted this as a reaction to what I was learning about art history and the lack of black painters and subjects (they were only depicted as slaves or in the shadows). I thought, what would a Degas look like if he had painted a black or brown bather?” – Yvonne Muinde