Saturday, February 14, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Tempera, silver, sapphire, ruby, turquoise, pearls on wood. Engraving and black and gold plating on glass.
33.9 x 28.5 x 2.5 cm
Novodevichy Convent, Moscow, Russia
Gramma Annie knitted a little cardigan for Squishy and a matching headscarf for Mary--too cute!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Thursday, December 25, 2014
The Adoration of the Shepherds
By Pedro Garcia Benavarri and Jaume Ferrer II
ASS: Dude, why are all those people staring at that naked baby?
OX: I know, like isn't it just so much more interesting that one of my horns is coming out my forehead and my ear is stuck on sideways?
Merry Christmas everyone!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
By Thomas von Villach
Detail of a fresco in Saint George church Gerlamoos, Carinthia, Austria
Did you know that whenever the foreskin of a holy infant is chopped off his halo temporarily turns black?
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Illuminated page from the Waldburg-prayer book
I'm thinking that back in 1486, when the owner of the Waldburg-prayer book got to this page, he or she broke out into uncontrollable giggles and got kicked out of church.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
The Virgin Mary and the Infant Christ Wrapped in Swaddling
By Filippo de Grado
Etching, 9 x 12.5 cm
The family that swaddles together, stays together.
Monday, November 3, 2014
By Abdón Castaneda
Oil on linen
Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Hot dayem!, Squishy and his putti friends are ripped. What kind lifting routine did they put toddlers on back in 1610?
Sunday, October 26, 2014
By Andrés López
Oil on copper
13.07 x 14.17"
National Museum of Art, Mexico City, Mexico
Baby Jesus is holding a picture of adult Jesus surrounded by three other man-sized Jesus'--this painting is so postmodern. Rosalind Krauss probably wrote an article about it.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
By an unknown Polish artist
Tempera and gold on panel
National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
Okay, so this is a pretty fascinating depiction of a medieval baby walker, but no one's going to convince me that the rubbery worm-person pushing it is baby Jesus, or any sort of human baby at all.....
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By an unknown Russian artist
Late 17th - early 18th century
Tempera, silver and cloth on wood
32 х 2.5 х 4.3 cm
The Novodevichy Convent, Moscow, Russia
Leave it to the ever-chic Virgin Mary to wear a bottle opener as a bonnet.
Friday, September 26, 2014
By Joos van Cleve
14.6 × 10.2"
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain
So yeah people, I can hold a contrapposto stance while balancing on a glass bowl because I'm not just the baby Jesus, I'm the mother-flippen savior of art history.