Raphael’s Three Graces

Kehinde Wiley has created several versions inspired by the theme of the Three Graces

Wiley’s signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on specific paintings by Old Masters, replacing the European aristocrats depicted in those paintings with contemporary black subjects, drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives.

Kehinde Wiley Three GRacesKehinde Wiley's Three Graces


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