Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Picture Tells a Story

A few short years before the Impressionists burst upon the French art world, Edouard Manet painted a work entitled "The Dead Christ with Angels," and at first glance it seems a profoundly Christian treatment. But is it? There's some ambiguities about this painting that hold a caution for us today. See my post at The Christian Manifesto for the story behind the painting.

The Dead Christ with Angels, 1864, Edouard Manet. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

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