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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Marianne Stokes

How is it that I never heard of the artist Marianne Stokes before?
In any case, much thanks to Rorate Caeli for using a striking Madonna and Child, (not the one below,) to illustrate a post.
The expression on the Christ Child's face is arresting, (and reminds me of my godchild who seemed to have been born with a permanent aspect that said, "What do yout think you're looking at?")
This one caught my eye because the Baby Jesus, with his skinny arm, and flushed cheek, genuinely looks like a new-born, and that is almost unique in my experience of religious art.

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