Artist Receives Huge Backlash For Painting God As A Black Woman

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Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” is one of the most famous works of art ever created, and no one would argue with that.

However, when Harmonia Rosales, the Chicago-based Afro-Cuban painter decided to create her own version of “The Creation of Adam” in 2017, she received a lot of backlashes. The reason? She reimagined God and the First Man as a black woman.

The New York Post reported that her version depicts the deity not as a white-haired man, but as a black woman, reaching to touch another black woman.

However, even though her painting attracted thousands of likes on social media when she posted it, it also sparked a lot of controversy. Many critics described her work as “disgusting”, a “desecration of an artistic masterpiece” and a “cultural appropriation”.  (read more)

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