Saturday, March 20, 2010

My favorite St. Joseph painting

This is unsual but it's the best image of St. Joseph I've ever seen. He is shown as a working man, not a pink and white creation of sentimental women and Jesus looks like a boy, not a sickly little girl. The artist is John Collier. Most modern Chrisian art is dreck and isn't even pretty enough to be called kitsch but this guy is really, really good.


The Digital Hairshirt said...

That is remarkable. I will have to Google his name to see if prints are available.

Although St. Joseph looks a little like Alan Arkin, which is fine because I always liked his acting.

Bonum, Verum, Pulchrum said...

Sorry Dymphna, I really cannot see the appeal of this painting.

Lola said...

Alan Arkin, not bad.

Maybe he should play St. Joseph one day.

I like this one too! I'm a member of the St. Joseph Fan Club.