Artist Jade Yasmeen Creates Hyperrealistic Painting of Harriet Tubman
Artist Jade Yasmeen debuted a stunning portrait of former slave turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Featured at Art Basel in 2021 in Miami Beach, the 26-year-old designer showed off her undeniable talent while simultaneously elevating “the legacy of those who came before her.” According to the artist, this is the first hyper-realistic portrait of Harriet Tubman to be painted in color.
“I chose Harriet as a way to commemorate the past,” Yasmeen explains on Instagram. “Our ancestry is so rich and worth preserving. That’s my goal as an artist.
The 76 inch by 60 inch oil portrait, titled The pain below, includes meticulous, expressionistic brushstrokes that serve to capture the essence of Tubman. The result is an impressive portrait that retains the viewer in the intensity of the abolitionist’s gaze.
The masterpiece was displayed alongside another impressive portrait of the artist, mae. The second coin features the first African-American woman in space, Mae Jemison. “I always looked up to Mae Jemison as a little girl because I recognized that she challenged the status quo,” Yasmeen shares. “These icons deserve their flowers. Without them, we wouldn’t know how limitless we are.
Much like the subjects she chooses to portray, Yasmeen inspires through her artwork. More than just capturing a realistic representation of her subjects, she manages to immortalize these moments on canvas and let the emotion and truth behind them speak for her brush. Although they are painted in oils, they somehow manage to come to life.
“We have the power to make anything happen,” says Yasmeen. “Anyone who focuses on their innate ability to dream of something beyond their reach is capable of achieving it. It’s possible if we just muster the courage to create it.
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Artist Jade Yasmeen created this stunning portrait of Harriet Tubman, the first full-color hyperrealistic painting of the famous abolitionist.
It was shown alongside this portrait of Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space. Yasmeen chose these subjects as a way to commemorate the past and honor their legacy.
Here is an overview of the captivating oil paintings of Jade Yasmeen.
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