Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sad Lambs

Here are more examples of artists inspired by the same image in their works. This one is the "Lamb of God" image. I hate this image with a passion actually. I suppose it's to be looked as an allegory about Christ but it it also makes me think about man's cruelty to the creatures of the world. I suppose my repulsion also fascinates me...

Francisco de Zurbar├ín (1598–1664) "Agnus Dei"

and then a couple of contemporary works:

Michael Hussar "Lamb of God" 2002

Glenn Brown "Spearmint Rhino" 2009

Pretty horrible, eh? Let's imagine that the lamb went to a happier place...

Lori Earley "The Wish"