Monday, April 25, 2005

a different point of view

I have alwasy been fascinated by the way different cultures portray biblical characters and stories. Especially in art. Lots of us get stressed when Jesus looks like a white guy, but in a lot of ways, that makes sense coming from American artists. (I still think a lot of it is goofy, but I digress) Andrew Jones pointed me to a resource for Chinese art work that pictures the stories of the Bible from a marked Chinese perspective. Some of them are really beautiful. A couple of samples.
Jesus Walks on the Water on Porcelain

Jesus on the road to Emmaus (my favorite I think.) This is a woven tapestry.

You can see all of the pieces at the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre

To me it's great to see the story of Jesus all over the world.



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