Today’s Proof of BLACKNESS: BLACK SISTER IN PAINTING WITH INSTRUMENT
The Renaissance Period or change is when everything changed. Many of you have been taught that black people came in the historical timeline in slavery. That wrong as hell. The exclusion process of black imagery started but in this image the presence of black beauty is seen. Perseus Freeing Andromeda is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo, c. executed in 1510 or 1513. It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy.
The painting is mentioned in 1568 by Giorgio Vasari, who states that it was commissioned by Filippo Strozzi, the Elder, and gifted by Giovanni Battista Strozzi to a member of Cosimo de’ Medici’s personnel.
The work shows the mythological hero Perseus killing the monster who had entrapped Andromeda. Piero gave a great deal of attention to the background, perhaps inspired to the contemporary Flemish school: details include the two characters with a turban on the left and right, an unknown black woman to the right, the very detailed painting of the water on the shore, and the fantastic musical instruments.