Friday, March 29, 2013
Detail of an illuminated manuscript from the British Library
I'm thinking this is a type of medieval breath mint ad, where Squishy is all happy about the minty fresh rays projecting from the mouths of the ox and ass.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
By an anonymous artist of the Cuzco school
From the convent of Santa Catalina in Cuzco, Peru
Now hold on Mary, how can you just get away with stealing my prom dress straight out of my closet?
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
From the circle of Giovanni Bellini
Oil on panel, 25.6 × 33.5"
Porczynski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Somewhere in Brooklyn there's a hipster just dying of jealousy about these dude's mustaches.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
By Neri di Bicci
Tempera and gold leaf on wood, 421.26 x 217.72"
Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya, Bercelona, Spain
Oh my gawd Mary: that's an unflattering top!
Friday, March 22, 2013
43.1 × 47.3 cm
Courtauld Gallery., London UK
I don't remember reading in the nativity story that the ox and ass actually lick Jesus and the attending angel.
Also, whoa Squishy Jesus Thunderthighs!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Nativity with Tree of Jesse
Detail of an illumination in the Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Darmstadt Univerisity Library, Germany
Growing out of the guts of Jesse, the proud parents hold up their long-haired savior wasp.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Kakopetria Birth of Jesus
By an unknown medieval painter in Cyprus
Mary and Jesus are in the middle of some sort of hole in a giant cave. You're gonna want to look closely at this, because climbing on the cave are tiny goats!!!
Then, lower right, enjoy a freaking awesome example of subliminal penis belly.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Illumination from the Westminster Psalter, British Library
There's something sweet about this illumination, the way St. Christopher is looking at Squishy and Squishy is holding onto his turban. But whoa that is a wicked case of male pattern baldness and why the frack does the Christ "child" have the torso of a broad-shouldered man?
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By Antonis van Dyck
The British Royal Collection, London, UK
The diet of young saviors these days, so full of trans-fats, high fructose corn syrup and bovine growth hormone, clearly are producing extreme cases of Early Savior Obesity.
Friday, March 1, 2013
By Jacobello del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
Gotta love Mary: she's wearing Jesus as a brooch pin and she's got a dress full of little people. St.. Peter (on the right) is all What tha' crunk?!?!?!?!?