Artist Receives Huge Backlash For Painting God As A Black Woman


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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