Madonna and Child


I believe that the Madonna and Child is either the most-painted scene ever, or the second most-painted scene after the crucifixion. Here is an Asian version of the figure, showing how Christianity truly break every cultural boundary and is, in its very essence, translatable.

HT to Intentional Disciples.

Comments

Rob said…
I like that baby Jesus is wearing little booties. :) Really, isn't he barefoot in all the European paintings. I wonder if barefeet have some particular, and undesired, significance in Asian culture.
Its always fascinating to me to see how different culture protray that same image. I especially like the adaptations from Vailankanni.
Steve Scott said…
I have seen many black Jesus babies in depictions in the US. A black Santa Claus or two, too.

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