Monday, April 6, 2015

A Reading Red-Haired Magdalene ..and a Red-Haired Judas

While wandering about on-line last night I came across these two images. The first I really like a lot. It's by the Italian painter Piero de Cosimo and depicts a quite distinctively ginger Mary Magdalene. Bizarrely she's shown looking rather modern and reading a book. It was painted about the year 1500.

The second painting is rather more modern. It was painted in the 19th century by the Danish painter Carl Bloch and shows the Last Supper with a shifty-looking red-haired Judas.

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