ps from Mr. Buonarroti
After posting the previous rant in the middle of the night, I came across this quote whilst catching up on some of my filing... its from a certain Michelangelo Buonarroti, who probably knows more about religious art than I do. He apparently got a bit indignant with his fellow artists who were forever depicting Christ dead on the cross. he said:
"Paint him instead as Lord of life. Paint him with his kingly feet planted on the stone which held him in the tomb!"
OK... Michelangelo didn't necessarily follow his own advice (which of us does), but it is a useful corrective!