Sunday, June 30, 2013

Holy Family

Holy Family
By Parmigianino
Before 1540
120 x 120 cm
National Museum of San Carlos. Mexico City, Mexico

Happy Pride Day, y'all!


Friday, June 28, 2013

St. Christopher

St. Christopher
Detail of a fresco in Parish Church St. Vinzenz, Heiligenblut, Austria

Cape that turns your head into the yoke of an egg?  Fashion win!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jesus, St. John and Putti

Jesus, St. John and Putti
By Wenceslas Hollar
13 x 21 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, Toronto, Canada

You can suck it, DOMA!




Sunday, June 23, 2013

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child
By Bartolomeo Vivarini
1480-85
Oil and gold leaf on wood panel
The Ronald S. Lauder Collection, New York

Okay kid, I need the number of your pilates studio, stat.  If my abs looks like that I'd stand around naked too.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist

Virgin and Child with St Elizabeth and the Infant Baptist
By Jacopino del Conte
1550
Oil on panel, 39.4 x 30" The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

SQUISHY:  Hey John, wake up--time for our Weight Watchers meeting.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Candlemas

Candlemas
1522-26
Detail of a fresco in the Aosta Cathedral, Aosta, Italy

SQUISHY:  Oh lordy do I ever need an adult beverage!



Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mary Reading

Mary Reading
15th century
Illumination from a French Book of Hours
Fitzwilliam Museum,Cambridge, UK

J-Daddy show us how it's done right: he takes care of baby Jesus while Mary reads in bed.

Happy fathers day to all the dads who, like Joseph, take care of their babies (even when a donkey is chewing their halo....)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Adoration of the Shepherds



The Adoration of the Shepherds
By Luis Lagarto
1610

Upper left, we putti playing catch with a body-less baby head.  Center (back ground) two shepherds are all "WTF, the son of who??? is born today?"  Joseph is sooooooo bored.




Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Visitation


The Visitation
Detail of an illuminated manuscrip

I admit, my historical knowledge is sketchy, but I'm fairly certain that even back in medieval times, women were pregnant in their bellies, not their chests.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Adoration of the Child

Adoration of the Child
By Cosimo Rosselli
Third quarter of 15th century
Oil on wood,  40.6 × 22"
National Museum of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland

Our Lady of the Subliminal Vagina Dress adoring the Chunky But Funky Child.  How sweet.

Friday, June 7, 2013

St. Christopher

St. Christopher
After 1235
Illumination from the Psaltersium Feriatum Cod.W├╝rttembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany

St. Christopher and his sexy legs are stepping on some bizarre sea monsters.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Virgin and the Child

Virgin and the Child
By Andrea del Sarto
1515-20
Oil and tempera on pine wood, 33.7 × 24"
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada




 SQUISHY: Y'all pray, mmmkay?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Holy Family with St. John and Angels

Holy Family with St. John and Angels
By Pacecco de Rosa
Private collection

You know there are some days, like when a guy wearing a camel skin is getting ready to kiss your foot, and your mom is sticking a boob in your face and your own personal entourage of angels are holding up a cross for you, you think, hey, this savior business is all right.