virgin mary in mexico city
According to her legend, St. Casilda, a daughter of a Muslim king of Toledo (called Almacrin or Almamun), showed special kindness to Christian prisoners by carrying bread hidden in her clothes to feed them.
Once, she was stopped by Muslim soldiers and asked to reveal what she was carrying in her skirt. When she began to show them, the bread turned into a bouquet of roses.
Francisco de Zurbarán, Saint Casilda, c. 1630
**Jesus Our Lord & Savior Plus Spiderman**
Fascinated by religiosity, Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri took the statues of various Christian saints and painted them over with the costumes of superheroes.
In his series of sculptures called ‘Hagiographies’, he believes that the saints are not so far off from the modern day superheroes and by painting the costumes over, it would ‘embody’ their ‘superhero characteristics’ and raise them as a model for all to imitate.
Jesus Christ by El Greco
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