John the Baptist, African Style

John the Baptist - Jesus Mafa This painting illustrates the beginning of the Jesus story, where John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, warning the people of Judea and Jerusalem that God was coming soon. John was said to wear clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, in the way of the … Continue reading John the Baptist, African Style

Fear of a Black Jesus

This religiously inspired image, featuring a black Mary and baby Jesus, originally featured as an advertisement. Does an image of a black Jesus disturb you? If it does, why? Does it disturb you that its unhistorical? If so, does an image of a white Jesus disturb you just as much?  

Ethopian Orthodox Christian Art – Virgin and Child

Anonymous painter. Triptych with Virgin and Child Flanked by archangels, scenes from the life of Christ, apostles and Saint George and Saint Mercurius. Ethiopia (Gojjam?), late 17th century. Tempera on panel. 14 78 x 4 5/16 inches left; 15 1/8 x 9 inches center; 15 1/16 x 4 7/16 inches right. 36.7 museum purchased, the … Continue reading Ethopian Orthodox Christian Art – Virgin and Child