Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Nativity (The Adoration of the Christ Child)

The Nativity (The Adoration of the Christ Child)
By Zanobi Strozzi
ca. 1460
Tempera on panel, 15 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

MARY: Son, son, what are you doing naked on the front yard lying on a towel?

SQUISHY: Working on my tan.

JOSEPH: Without sunblock again? You're grounded, young man!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Madonna Breastfeeding the Baby Jesus

Madonna Breastfeeding the Baby Jesus
By Macrino d'Alba
The Aldo Borletti Collection, Milan

Boob? Apple? Boob? Apple? Decisions......

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Madonna del Parto

Madonna del Parto
By an unknown Italian artist
Fresco in a church in Sutri, Italy

Okay Mary and Joseph, if you don't let Squishy out of his bondage I'm calling DCFS on you.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Salome Bathing Jesus

Salome Bathing Jesus (detail)
By an unknown Byzantine Artist
Late 11th century
Dark Church, Open Air Museum, Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey

So what if Jesus has a larger cup size than me?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Small Cowper Madonna

The Small Cowper Madonna
By Raffaello Sanzio
Oil on wood, 58 x 43 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Um, hey mom. I feel a giant dump coming on--you might want to move your hand.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Virgin of the Inexhaustible Cup

Virgin of the Inexhaustible Cup

Crib FAIL.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
By Fra Angelico
c. 1445
National Gallery of Art, Washington

KING: Hmmm...toe jam.

SQUISHY: Back off, you 60's wannabe cult leader!

OX: Moo. (Translation; Who's admiring my fancy bangs?)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Madonna Enthroned

Madonna Enthroned
By an unknown Bohemian master
c. 1350
Tempera on wood, 51.8 x 32.7 cm
Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Görlitz, Germany

Mary and Squishy went to the pet store. Instead of a kitten, they brought home one of those deluxe cat trees to use as a throne.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child
c. 1200 - 1300
Detail of a detatched fresco from the upper sanctuary of Sacro Monte Varese, Baroffio Museum, Lombardy, Italy

Mary: Gah! Look what the donkey left on the rug.

Squishy: Don't make me clean it up Mommy. No, no, no, PLEASE!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Adoration of Jesus

The Adoration of Jesus
By Master of the Vienna Adoration
c. 1410
Painting on board, 26 x 22"
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Why do all these foreign dudes keep asking me to drink their kool-aid?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher
c. 1250
Detail of a wall painting
Church of St. John the Baptist, Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, UK

Saint Christopher, according to legend, was an 18 foot giant who once carried baby Jesus across a dangerous river.

Legend, however, is still unclear as to whether his thumbs were actually penises.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child
By Antonio da Tradate
In the Choir of San Michele, Palagnedra, Centovalli, Switzerland

Hot damn----it's a baby Ben Franklin! I'd sure like to see this on a hundred dollar bill.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Betrothal of St. Agnes

The Betrothal of St. Agnes
By Master of the Bartholomew Altar
c. 1500
Painting on wood, 41.2 x 33.2 cm
Germanic National Museum German: Nürnberg

An orgasmic explosion of squishy goodness! And a ferret lamb!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Madonna and Child with Saint Anne and Saint Elisabeth of Hungary

Madonna and Child with Saint Anne and Saint Elisabeth of Hungary
Predella of the High altar
City Church, Schwabach, Germany

Yes people, we are encountering some Objects Not to Scale issues here. Saint Anne is holding a hefty Squishy and her daughter (aka Tiny Virgin) her lap. The other giant lady is Saint Elisabeth of Hungary, but who's the gimpy dude whose hand she's lifting?