XMAS 2016: How Do I Do It All In One Night? Page 01

December 24th, 2016, 7:00 pm

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Reply NtKGar, December 25th, 2016, 4:18 pm

So I was on Twitter and came across this discussion, which begins thus:

"the best thing about the pictures of Black Jesus is that none of them look alike"

And it goes on and people post pictures, and it's true. A bunch of them have the long features that were fixed on the white version in I'm gonna guess the fourteenth century and give any art history students in the audience their time to shine. Not limited to that we get a whole lot more varied interpretations of the character, it's actually pretty interesting.

A quick Google image search for Jesus reveal a bunch of similar-looking dudes, he's meant to look like a Roman philosopher so he was probably designed before he was ever drawn from life.

Anyway logically he should be Israeli, so the icon is the thing, and there's no current consensus on what Black Jesus should look like, so all the representations are from personal vision. White Jesus has begun looking a bit more American Square lately and I like the more slender renaissance look myself, but that's an image entrenched in a cultural reference point and it's a fun reference point to watch not being universal.

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