Kent Monkman paints pieces that strike at a reimagining of the initial encounters between the white man and Native Americans. His pieces use sexually explicit imagery in certain instances that speak to the actual relationship between both parties. In other instances, Kent Monkman inverts the relationship between the two by presenting the Native Americans as the dominant force.
Kent Monkman's works seem innocent enough from far away, but that certainly is not the case upon closer examination of the details of these paintings. The painting that I find particularly humorous is the one with the Native Americans posing with dainty umbrellas. Kent Monkman's pieces are cheeky landscape paintings with much more going on beneath their initial appearance.
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