Mary Doody

“Mary Doody” 傀儡– 50x61cm- Oil on Canvas, 2002

Classical ‘Madonna and Child’ by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, but with Jesus as a howdy-doody puppet. Just who is in control of Christianity? It’s masculine forms of hierarchy – the triune male God – have led some to argue there is no place for women within its fold.
Mary alone, in the Catholic tradition, is worshiped as divine, ‘mother of god’. Does the woman who bore Christ have any power or influence, or is she immediately silenced by deferring to her son? This piece problematizes the gender issues inherent in Christianity.

威廉阿道夫布羅格的經典作品《聖母與聖嬰》,只是耶穌以胡迪都迪玩偶的外型呈現。基督教是在誰的掌握之下?基督教中的階級制度以男性為主(三位一體的男性神祇),這讓許多人認為婦女在基督教信徒中是沒有地位的。
基督教傳統上認為瑪麗亞有如神明般受到景仰,是位聖母。耶穌基督的母親有任何力量或影響力嗎?或者因為她順從自己的兒子而無法表達自己心聲?這幅畫作對基督教的性別議題提出質疑。

Oil on Canvas Surrealism Oil Painting by Derek Murphy www.derekmurphyart.com

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