Thursday, January 11, 2007

More "Contemporary Christian Art"

First, "Undefeated":


The webpage for that one cites Psalm 136:12:
With a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
I'm not sure what that verse (which isn't even a complete sentence) has to do with this vision of Jesus as Boxer.

The title is a little odd, considering that Jesus was soundly defeated, what with all the getting betrayed and arrested and mocked and spat on and beaten and whipped and crucified and killed and all. True, there is a sense in which that defeat counts as a victory, but it's not any sort of victory relevant to the world of boxing.

Next, "If My People":


The webpage for that one is essential to understanding the meaning of the painting. It turns out that it is bristling with subtle visual metaphors. It truly is a wonder.

(both via JesusPolitics)

1 comment:

John said...

How utterly horrible!

By comparison please check out this reference:

www.aboutadidam.org/readings/art_is_love/index.html