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To: RaceBannon
It also speaks volumes of how wrong so many paintings of “Jesus” are, most show him fairly handsome [...]

Yes, and with that accursed sun-god halo surrounding His head...

46 posted on 02/10/2011 3:18:24 PM PST by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: roamer_1; blasater1960
Yes, and with that accursed sun-god halo surrounding His head...

Well, it could be worse.

Tomb of Pope Alexander (Chigi) VII
1671-78
Marble and gilded bronze, over life-size
Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican
The sculpture is by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

The last great masterpiece of the 80-year old Bernini who was assisted by various artists. The Pontiff, kneeling and absorbed in prayer, is not disturbed by the sudden appearance of Death, who, raising a heavy pall, brandishes an hour-glass to indicate that time has passed. The four statues represent the virtues practiced by the Pontiff: in the foreground is Charity by G. Mazzuoli, with a child in her arms, and Truth, by Morelli and Cartari, who sets a foot on a map of the world, and precisely on England where the Pope sought in vain to quell the growth of Anglicanism; on the second level is Prudence, by G. Cartari, and Justice, by L. Balestri.

It looks like "Truth" is embracing something. A child perhaps. Let's look closer at what "Truth" is embracing.

Ohhh. That's not a baby.....

47 posted on 02/10/2011 4:24:11 PM PST by Netizen
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