Lifting the shroud off images of Jesus through the ages

Depictions of Christ, other deities are examined

Critical Eye

April 09, 2006|By MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY | MARY CAROLE MCCAULEY,SUN ARTS WRITER

That face is unmistakable: The grave eyes. The long brown hair that covers his head almost as if in benediction. The beard that curls downward around his mouth, giving him a mournful air. Even without the halo, he is instantly recognizable.

And he is so ubiquitous that we think we recognize him even if we don't belong to the faith to which he gave his name. Who else could it be but Jesus Christ?

LECTURE / / Gary Vikan will discuss The Face of Christ / / 12:15 p.m. Friday / / Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St. / / Regular admission applies. / / 410-547-9000 or thewalters.org

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