This is a Pietà that I completed during 2005. I was affected by the war that ensued after 9-11 in Iraq and Afghanistan, and traumatically began to envision people without faces. The trauma and brutality of war made it impossible for me to envision the Virgin's face, so I painted her with her head blown open, as if by a bombshell. Inside her head there is a cross constructed of Hebrew letters. This syncretic idea of Hebrew within Catholicism is in part due to my Jewish Heritage as a practicing Catholic. To the right, there is a tomb-like form, with the Roman numerals MCXMVII across the bottom. This series of numerals are the same that you will find inscribed on Raphael's tomb in the Pantheon.
|Subject:||Religious & Inspirational|
|Tags:||religious, mysticism, catholicism, renaissance, black, esoteric|
|Signature Location:||Signed and dated on the back|
|Ships From:||Tucson, AZ, United States|
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Noe Badillo is an artist and scholar of architectural history and theory. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. Most recently, he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Chem... More