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On the variety of Jesus depictions in art

“Beauty alone has never been the object of most of those who built, painted, sculpted, or carved to make visible this Jesus who left behind no proven image or even description in words of his appearance. He appears in art … Continue reading

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Sallman’s Pretty Jesus

In 1940, commercial artist Warner Sallman created the oil painting Head of Christ. This image has since been reproduced hundreds of millions of times, on prints, plaques, bookmarks, greeting cards, funeral announcements, church bulletins, buttons, calendars, clocks, lamps, coffee mugs, … Continue reading

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