What is it about this painting by Colombian artist Fernando Botero (title: Crucifixion with Soldier) that jars so? There have been a zillion icky icons and portrayals of Jesus on the cross, most of which are meant to convey a devotional response. But this?
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An article in the May issue of White Paper (from whence cometh the photograph) asks about the relationship between body image and Christianity. It's something most of us have probably never thought about. Maybe we should.
Botero is probably aiming a dig at the Catholic art of his native land, but he undoubtedly raises eyebrows equally on folks of other Christian backgrounds. So what do you think?