Holy Art!


Considering how homophobic the Judeo-Christian tradition can be, I always find it interesting to observe how homoerotic its iconography often is. Check out this piece by French artist William Bouguereau. At first I thought it was a weird pietà, but questions arose. Who is the big guy? Why is the Madonna figure so tertiary? And why is the Christ so uncharacteristically boyish? Turns out that this is a depiction of Adam and Eve mourning the death of Abel. Bouguereau is well known for his depictions of the nude female, but he was no slouch with the boys either.

Comments

jaymcfly said…
what a great painting , love the dude draped over the other chaps knee .
Luke said…
Hm...and I thought you had given up Catholicism for lent...
Vera said…
Silly Luke. Adam and Eve were Jewish!
mischa said…
Sure wish I had myself a flashlight

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