Sunday, January 07, 2007

So ... who is Baby Jesus?

So ... here's the story behind this.

This "little" mural was painted in a Wal Mart in Raleigh, N.C.

If you have seen the story already, then you know who it is.

If you haven't, that thar is an artist's rendition of Angelina Jolie. As the Virgin Mary.

Here is a little excerpt from the Yahoo article on the painting:

On her blog, Kretz, 43, said the painting addresses "the celebrity worship cycle." She said she chose Jolie for the subject "because of her unavoidable presence in the media, the worldwide anticipation of her child, her 'unattainable' beauty and the good that she is doing in the world through her example, which adds another layer to the already complicated questions surrounding her status."

So... Shiloh is Baby Jesus? The much anticipated child? So ... does that make Brad ... God? Or is this a way to tell the world that Brad ISN'T the father of Shiloh?

Certainly an interesting and thought-provoking piece of artwork ... which is what art is supposed to do, right? Remember Picasso? Remember Van Gogh? Oh ... all right. I don't think I will lump this artist with the late and greats, but it certainly does provoke some thoughts.

Yet I wonder if it has curtailed the shoplifting at that Wal Mart? Because I know if I was headed out the door with pilfered goods, I would probably drop them as I stood at the entrance, mouth agape, wondering what this world was coming to.


Blogger Pass The Torch said...

That is VERY interesting. Very odd that it would be painted in a Wal-mart, I think.

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm kind of surprised Wal-Mart has allowed that to be in one of their stores. It's very...odd.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Robin said...

My lord Mer, I had not seen this. BIZARRO! It belongs in our docket.."boy nabbed while caught off guard staring at religous painting of AJ in a wal-mart..the sight of it caused him to shit the t.v. he had shoved up his butt"
missed you today...

10:27 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

I don't think this is in a Walmart. Instead, it is part of the mural. Wal-mart is depicted as hell in the painting. Interesting, huh?

10:51 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Here is the artist's website:

10:56 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

I am glad you commented on this. I just couldn't. Along with my jaw dropping to the ground, my fingers locked up when I saw this. I tend to be "irreverent" sometime; however, the world has made me look very tame...

2:02 AM  
Anonymous local girl said...

This is a little too strange for me. Angelina as the Virgin Mary? Please!

4:24 AM  

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