The Importance of Non-European Christian Imagery

December 22, 2014 6:53 PM

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I recently began creating non-traditional depictions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus. And by "non-traditional," I mean non-European. Below is an Indian ("Madonna and Child as Indians") and Japanese ("Madonna and Child as Japanese") depiction respectively. I got plenty of inspiration from images I saw online, and then added my own spin.

Just to be clear, I'm not creating these alternative cultural depictions to be gimmicky.

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