Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Trinity

This depiction of the Holy Trinity is known in Latin America as the 'Trinidad Trifacial'. This particular example hails from Colombia, and was painted by Gregorio Vasquez de Arce y Ceballos. It is worth mentioning that, officially, this iconographic representation of the Trinity is discouraged by the Church; I recall reading somewhere about an edict that tried to suppress this particular 'icon', as well as one of the Holy Trinity inside the Virgin Mary's womb. I will try to find out more about that soon.

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