Category Archives: images of Christ

The Monuments Men (Movie) and the Bruges Madonna

Last year while in Bruges, Belgium, I took an hour and visited Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child (1501-1504), the sculptor’s only statue to escape Italy during his life time.  It is located in the  Church of Our Lady (noted for its tall brick tower). … Continue reading

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Three “Can’t Miss” Unusual Attractions in Bruges, Belgium

Over the last weekend, I visited the historic city of Bruges, Belgium.  It is filled with many attractions including:  a Madonna and Child by Michelangelo (one of the few works by the Italian Renaissance master to escape Italy), the Hans Memling museum, … Continue reading

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Bloch’s Angel Wings Are Back! But is it for Good?

LDS Church publications have a history of removing the wings from the angels on non-Mormon works of art, particularly those of Carl Bloch.  Cap sleeves have also been added to cover female angel’s shoulders, I guess for modesty? However, maybe things are changing.  The cover … Continue reading

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The Color of Christ in Africa

Since the recent publication of the book The Color of Christ by Edward Blum and Paul Harvey, there have been at least two discussions of the issue on the bloggernacle.  The one that I found the most interesting is by … Continue reading

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What Color Was Christ?

This website–Tired Road Warrior–has on several occasions urged the LDS Church to develop a more universally acceptable image of Christ.  The church almost always uses a pale, blue-eyed Jesus dressed in white robes.  This Scandanavian version of Christ is becoming less … Continue reading

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Carl Heinrich Bloch’s Angels

LDS Church leaders admire the work of 19th-century Danish artist, Carl Heinrich Bloch.  His depictions of Christ are ubiquitous throughout Mormon culture. Personally, I’m not a fan of Bloch’s work; in the artist’s depictions, Christ looks like a Scandanavian.  And … Continue reading

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BYU, Rembrandt, and the Face of Christ

A small but exciting show called “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” moved from the Paris Louvre, the show’s first venue, to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and subsequently to the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The exhibit highlights Rembrandt’s images of Christ as we tend … Continue reading

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