A Spanish magazine photoshopped Michelle Obama’s face on a famous 19th Century painting of a bare breasted black slave.
The New York Daily News reported:
Fuera de Serie photoshopped the first lady’s image onto ‘Portrait d’une négresse,’ by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist, painted in 1800. But is the image intended as a political statement, or is it merely provocative?
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Artistic or offensive?
A Spanish magazine this month depicts Michelle Obama as a 19th Century French slave — a controversial move that has left critics wondering if the image choice was more provocative than political.
On the August 2012 cover of Fuera de Serie, the first lady’s face is superimposed over the 1800 “Portrait d’une négresse,” by French artist Marie-Guillemine Benoist. The painting depicts a female French slave in a headdress and white gown, one breast exposed.