Monday, April 6, 2015

Worth a Thousand Words: Christ and St. Mary Magdalen at the Tomb

Rembrandt (1606–1669)
Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb
via Wikipedia
I really felt as if I'd featured enough religious art lately. But in looking around in my favorite spots, I came across Lines and Colors' feature of this painting. I just couldn't resist it for a couple of reasons.

Why did Mary Magdalene mistake Jesus for a gardener? The hat and trowel, of course! And the angels lounging around look like high schoolers on break. What a wonderful way to exercise one's imagination on both scriptural accounts and the actual historical event.

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