Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Trinities of Earth and Sky

The Trinities of Earth and Sky
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

Blessing Child

Blessing Child
Detail of a fresco in apse of the Church of St. Lorenzo, Casteldilago, Italy

A rare shot from the really early days of the Mickey Mouse Club.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Infant Christ

Infant Christ
By an unknown Polish artist
c. 1480
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

Infant Christ Slaying the Dragon

Infant Christ Slaying the Dragon
16th century
Detail of Codex Vindobonensis Palatinu

Squishy Jesus the Dragon Slayer: my new favorite sitcom!