Mother Mary Depicted through Art

I’ve seen several artistic renderings of Mary in museums depicting her with a sweet yet somber look. And of course, the golden halo and white shining skin. Probably not so realistic, right?

But I still love to look at this artwork because even when the skin color is wrong or the clothes are obviously from the wrong century, great artists know how to capture emotion. And it’s this emotion that often draws me into a picture, captivating me for a few splendid moments.

How marvelous though when an artist captures emotion in a realistic way—sometimes these images stay with you the rest of your life.

The artwork for Moody Bible Institute’s 2014 Candle Light Carols falls into such a category. It was done by the talented artist Bryan Butler. Take a look at his design for Moody here.