Michelle Obama Depicted As Topless Slave On Magazine Cover: Photo
Spanish magazine Fuera de Serie is making jaws drop with its August cover girl: Michelle Obama. And it’s because she’s depicted as a topless black slave.
Artist Karine Percheron-Daniels superimposed Michelle’s face onto Marie-Guillemine Benoist‘s painting “Portrait d’une négresse.” Benoist painted the portrait in 1800 as a social commentary on France’s sexism and racism during the 19th century. Historians also view the piece of art as the beginning of the country’s feminist movement.
Here's a rough translation of what Fuera de Serie has to say about the photo:
Never said it ensures that well-known that behind every great man there is a great woman was so successful in describing the Obama marriage. In the shadow of the U.S. President is a person whose popularity ratings exceed those of Barack own. This person is none other than his wife Michelle, who stars in the cover of the magazine this week.<p><p>Political communication experts are no strangers to the overwhelming charm of the first lady and, knowing this, she even point will be key to the reelection of Democrat in the next presidential election to be held in November. To find out how Michelle has managed to seduce the American people, the journalist Paul Scarpellini detail the secrets of women who not only won the hearts of Barack Obama.
The combination of altered artwork and cover photo is part of a “Famous Nudes” series created by artist Karine Percheron-Daniels.
The online black community is attacking the Spanish publication for releasing the photo on their cover. The complaint is that the photo is nothing more than black racist propaganda.
In defense of her own art series, Karine Percheron-Daniels who was born in France and now lives in the United Kingdom said:
With my art, and particularly with my famous nude series, I try to offer an alternative unexpected reality to allow the viewer to re-examine his unique subjective experience and general understanding and view the world and people in a different way.
The artists’ other nudes include Albert Einstein, Queen Elizabeth, King Henry VIII, and Eva Peron.