Happenstance pp94-95
13th Nov 2017, 9:17 AM
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Stephen Frug edit delete
Stephen Frug
On Page 95, the first eight panels represent eight different artists' depiction of Jesus: Michelangelo; Fra Angelico; the Master of Cefalu; Caravaggio; Rembrandt; El Greco; an unknown 17th century Ethiopian icon artist; and Gauguin. The ninth panel is an image by Richard Neave, used by the BBC in a documentary about the historical Jesus and widely described in news reports as a forensic reconstruction of what Jesus may have looked like. Mr. Neave, however, wished me to emphasize that it is not, in fact, a picture of Jesus, but simply of someone who lived roughly in Jesus’s time (give or take as much as a century), in what today is Israel/Palestine. (Paul, obviously, saw the news reports but didn't read the fine print.) Image © Richard Neave; reprinted with his kind permission. Panels ten and eleven are depictions of Jesus by Léon Augustin Lhermitte and Vermeer, respectively.
User comments:
malford edit delete reply
malford
Now THAT is an interesting angle!
juliet.headrick (Guest) edit delete reply
not seeing faces does not rule out particularity, just maybe requires a little more creativity to see the particular in voices, dress (for J, depiction of wounds_ etc