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.

3 comments:

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.
respectfully,
BVP

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.