I listened to the podcast titled The Death of Cleopatra by Maggie Tsang. In her podcast, she talked about the scultpure of Cleopatra's death, made by Edmonia Lewis. She discussed how critics didn't not approve of the sculpture, because they didn't believe in showing a woman's death. Although most critics deemed the sculpture horrendous and inappropriate, one critic noticed the beauty of the sculpture, even though he seemed to not realize the type of woman Cleopatra really was.
Personally, i think the sculpture is morbidly beautiful, and that it shouldn't have been such a big deal. I think people tend to get offended too easily, and it causes them to fail to see the true beauty in something.