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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 10:44 AM

How Jesus became a white man





the all-time most-reproduced image of Jesus comes from another period. It is Warner Sallman’s light-eyed, light-haired “Head of Christ” from 1940. Sallman, a former commercial artist who created art for advertising campaigns, successfully marketed this picture worldwide.
Sallman’s ‘Head of Christ’

Through Sallman’s partnerships with two Christian publishing companies, one Protestant and one Catholic, the Head of Christ came to be included on everything from prayer cards to stained glass, faux oil paintings, calendars, hymnals and night lights.

Sallman’s painting culminates a long tradition of white Europeans creating and disseminating pictures of Christ made in their own image.

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Pictures of Jesus historically have served many purposes, from symbolically presenting his power to depicting his actual likeness. But representation matters, and viewers need to understand the complicated history of the images of Christ they consume.

https://theconversation.com/the-long-history-of-how-jesus-came-to-resemble-a-white-european-142130

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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 10:58 AM

1. The one I remember seeing most often growing up, was even MORE unrealistic:

The 'Aryan' Jesus:

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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 10:59 AM

2. you think that's bad

look what they did to Saint Nicholas



became this




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Wed Jul 14, 2021, 11:06 AM

3. Vitiligo?

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