Friday, April 01, 2011
Encounter the Man of Sorrows in Manhattan at Mobia
Two renditions of the Rupintojelis recently attended a lecture given by the Fordham University Center on Religion and Culture titled Dead or Alive: The Mystery of the Man of Sorrows . The Rupintojelis made his way into the Q&A, and, after a brief moment of disorientation in the world of folk art, the panel of experts agreed that our Pensive Christ fell within the tradition of the Man of Sorrows.
The lecture was associated with the current exhibit at MOBIA, the Museum of BIblical Art: Passion in Venice, which explores the evolution of the image of Christ as the Man of Sorrows. Today's New York Times reviews this exhibit, which runs through June 12th, in a piece titled "The Enduring Power of an Icon."