Friday, March 30, 2007

Images of Christ: Introduction

Next week is Holy Week for Christians, the week before Easter Sunday. I’ll be posting each day, Monday through Friday, a different image related to Holy Week and musing on it. These images are not necessarily my favorites in that genre (no Michelangelo, for example), but they’re ones I’ve chosen to examine different aspects of Christian iconography and how that imagery impacts our world and reflects our culture, in the past as well as today. As I’ve warned before, I’m of the Irish Catholic persuasion, but I’ll also try to show how there are elements beyond Christianity in these works that touch upon basic humanity, specifically peace, love, and understanding. And what’s so funny about that?

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