Friday, July 18, 2008

Getting Plastered

While browsing for an image of Jonathan Swift yesterday, I came across a collection of death masks. Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee were included in that collection, but Martin Luther was not -- so he gets some air time on this blog.

And while we're at it . . . in order to satisfy their curiosity about crucifixion, some members of the Royal Academy of Arts decided to crucify a condemned criminal and then make a plaster cast of it which still hangs in display. If you aren't interested in seeing it, then don't look here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this. It makes one pause to reflect on the Crucifixion.