Annunication to Mary by Sawai Chinnawong, Thailand
Of all the religious figures I have seen Jesus pictured alongside, one of the rarest is Confucius. This picture is of Jesus and Confucius commiserating over the Boxer Rebellion.
Well here is an curious mix of traditions. I am not sure who the artist is but I believe the work is entitled "St Michael the archangel as a samurai." Now, I would have thought if you were going to invoke samurai motifs a more asian looking dragon would not have gone astray. Except that … Continue reading St Michael the archangel as a samurai
"Thai Nativity" by Sawai Chinnawong, 2004 As I will be taking part in a mission trip to Thailand later this year, don't be surprised if I focus on Thai Christian art from time to time in the months ahead.
This mosaic of Mary and Jesus originates from a church in Thailand. Unfortunately, as I found it on Flickr with no further information, that's as much as I can tell you.
I have not been able to find who painted this Asian Christian image of David and Saul, but it relates to the conflict between them in 1 Samuel 18.
This painting of the nativity in the Japanese sumi-e style is by Karine, a young engineer in BioInformatics living in the south of France. It is entitled, "Il est ne le divin enfant" or "He was born the holy child" after a French Christmas song.
I figured since North and South Korea have the attention of the world this week I should stir the pot with some Korean Christian art. This work, by Woonbo Kim Ki-chang, is entitled "A Woman caught in Adultery (Let he who is without sin cast the first stone)." Let's hope nobody casts the first nuke.
As we approach Christmas I find myself drawn once again to the way Christmas scenes have been depicted across different cultures. This image, from an unknown Chinese artist, depicts Joseph and the heavily pregnant Mary arriving at Bethlehem, looking for some overnight accomodation but not having much luck. I find myself reflecting, with the party season … Continue reading Chinese Christian Art: Arriving at Bethlehem
Like this? I found this Chinese Christian Nativity scene via Adam Williams. I have no idea who the artist is unfortunately. It's an interesting blend of Eastern and Western styles.