Saturday, May 20, 2017

RELIGIOUS SCULPTURE COULD HAVE MORE MEANING IMPUTED BY THE ARTIST THAT PEOPLE TODAY THINK. The Possibility Exists That There Is A Significant Reason For Heads Being Tilted To One Side In Preference To The Other. Theology in art is not a foreign concept since religious art is the symbolism of meaning.

I just visited the Metropolitan Museum at NYC today and noticed such an interesting phenomenon as in the title. Does this have any theological implications, or artistic element,  or is that just a coincidence that when the first sculpture of the crucifixion was made, its head was to the right and then everyone followed that sculptor?

Harry Riches
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At a guess, I would say that this would have to be an unconscious depiction by the artists. On the other hand, the original sculptures would have had a belief system imputed to them that were the consequences of a right/wrong, right/left dialectic.

It is not just a coincidence that in the English language we have the ideas of right and left, and right and wrong, with the idea of what is right being good and true. Yet, surprisingly, progressives who reject the righteousness of God, claim the left side of politics as their domain rather than the right side, even though the opposite of being right is wrong.
  • He will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.’ (Matthew 25:33–34)
When Jesus was speaking about the judgment of the those who are to be saved and those who are to be rejected, we see that He spoke of those on His right side as being acceptable, while those on the left side were unacceptable.

This alone could suggest the reason why any sculpture that represents Jesus would have the head tilted to the right, because the artist wants to convey the person they are sculpturing is looking to the sheep and watching over them. The goats are on the left.

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