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Classically Trained Painter Elizabeth Colomba Paints the Women Art History Ignored

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Classically Trained Painter Elizabeth Colomba Paints the Women Art History Ignored.

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VOGUE
Painter Elizabeth Colomba Is Giving Art’s Hidden Figures Their Close-Up

Profile by Dodie Kazanjian in the October 2018 issue.

Elizabeth Colomba"s elaborately detailed paintings are beautifully subversive: revisiting black figures in art history and placing them center stage.

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UBIKWIST

​... Colomba generates a space for a subjects to inhabit - the re-writing of their history. In that sense, she analyses the construction of identity and the tangled interrelationship between past and present in our collective identity today.

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NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Tour an Artist’s Light Filled Parisian Style Studio in Harlem By Sarah Trigg

With a traditional easel at her studio’s center, Colomba cites the Old Masters as inspiration: “My favorite museum is the Louvre — all those classical paintings and the mastery of it brought me to painting.” And of her decision to move to New York: “It’s a return home, really. New York — it’s more like Paris.”

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THE HUFFINGTON POST
Painter Makes Beautiful Past for Black Women

With a traditional easel at her studio’s center, Colomba cites the Old Masters as inspiration: “My favorite museum is the Louvre — all those classical paintings and the mastery of it brought me to painting.” And of her decision to move to New York: “It’s a return home, really. New York — it’s more like Paris.”

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THE NEW YORKER
Goings on about town

​The inaugural show at this new Harlem gallery is by the New York-based Martinican painter, whose opulent portraits of black women redress the erasures of women of color in nineteenth-century art history. At times, Colomba favors direct quotation; in one picture here, she depicts a model who appears in a Marie-Guillemine Benoist portrait from 1800. At other times, she prefers channelling; she has clearly made close study of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Colomba’s portraits of long-haired maidens can turn vaporous, but her best pictures—a portrait of a contemplative teen-ager with an arrow in her hand, a still-life with pineapple—are lush, ardent, and inspiring.

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TRUE AFRICA
The Black Women That History Forgot

Artist Ayana V. Jackson interviews fellow artist Elizabeth Colomba and New York based curator Monique Long.

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Through the Heart
INTENSE ART MAGAZINE
Strange Fruit: ‘The Pineapple Show’

​‘The Pineapple Show’ is the strange story of an atypical protagonist, the pineapple, which is not allowed to express its own desires. It is used as a vehicle to project human consciousness and history, from the inane to the downright absurd.

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THE BHOLDR
The Moon is My Only Luxury

​Elizabeth Colomba's (born in Paris and based in Harlem, NY) new show, "The Moon Is My Only Luxury" (curated by Monique Long), challenges the historical stories of black women and dives into their moments of solitude.

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