Crucified in Community

I think it is telling that much contemporary Christian art depicts Jesus on the cross in splendid isolation. No followers. No crowds. No one crucified next to him. Compare that to ancient Christian art where Jesus was nearly always imagined in relationship to others. None of our western individualism. It was Christ, in community, in … Continue reading Crucified in Community

The Indian Art of Jamini Roy

  Jesus Christ is crucified” by Jamini Roy Jamini Roy (1887-1972) was an influential (non-Christian) Indian artist who forged a style that was both Indian and avant garde, taking crude Kalighat Pat styles as his sources of inspiration. Although I find his art eye catching I can't help but notice that, as with many non-Christian artists who delve into … Continue reading The Indian Art of Jamini Roy

Why do Tea Party Christians idolize Ayn Rand?

Wicasta Lovelace's painting of the "The Crucifixion of Ayn Rand" juxtaposes Rand's philosophy of selfishness with Christ's act of selflessness. Could there be a greater contraction? Why yes, in real life. But while the intentional juxtaposition in this painting is something I can appreciate, how Tea Party Christians can idolize this pro-choise Atheist in real life … Continue reading Why do Tea Party Christians idolize Ayn Rand?

The naked truth about Jesus

Contrary to how most artists have depicted the crucifixion of Jesus over the centuries, it is quite probable that he was crucified naked. After all, the aim was humiliation. Edward Knippers has been painting Jesus naked for at least 30 years. If you'd like to know more about him I recommend reading Jesus Christ: The Bare Naked … Continue reading The naked truth about Jesus

Crucified Women in Art

Some weeks ago I promised to show you more of the female Christ images I have been collecting. Well, true to that promise I have created a new gallery of Female Crucifixion Art where you'll find over 45 images of crucified women and female Christ's to browse through and ponder over. All very controversial of … Continue reading Crucified Women in Art