Friday, 13 February 2009

Goan Christian Art

The Museum of Christian Art at Old Goa, Goa is sited in the Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa, in the vicinity of world Heritage Monuments. It is an attempt to showcase some of the Portugese Art which was created by Indian, prominentlly Hindu, artists. This was Asia's first Museum of Christian Art inaugurated in 1994.

It wasa bit out of the way, not too easy to find. I suppose I was looking for more of a blend between East and West.  It part of the search for images of the Global Christ.   I didn't qiuite find that but I especially enjoyed some of the figurines.....  

left to right:  Bust of St Alyosius (46cm);   Pieta (36cm);   Our lady wth infant Jesus (31cm);   Statue of St Sebastian (105cm) 

There is a link on the website to a couple of interesting articles  on  The Image of Christ in Indian Art  and on Churches and Convents of Goa

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