George Floyd painting causes stir on the campus of a Christian university

  

George Floyd painting causes stir on the campus of a Christian university





Critics say artist Kelly Latimore's painting, which appears to depict Floyd as Jesus Christ, is 'blasphemous'.




Chauncey Alcorn  |  Dec 27, 2021




The scene is a familiar and sacred one to devout Catholics.




The grieving Virgin Mary holds her son Jesus Christ in her arms after his body is taken down from the cross following his crucifixion. Michelangelo famously depicted the tragedy in Pieta, the Italian artists' 15th-century marble sculpture.




Artist Kelly Latimore's painting Mama illustrates the same timeless Christian story while depicting the Holy Mother as a Black woman and replacing the body of Jesus with the likeness of the slain George Floyd.... Read more


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