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Commercial Icon

This is Warner Sallman’s painting Head of Christ from 1941.  It’s an archetype.  When an image or an idea becomes so ubiquitous that it becomes the model for most people’s understanding of the subject, it becomes an archetype.  This is what most people think Jesus (Yeshua bar Yosef) looked like.  Most people NOW, that is.  For hundreds of years after his death, Jesus wasn’t even portrayed as having a beard. Continue reading

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