(Art) Black Madonna Redeems the Snake by Yvonne Lucia

Mixed media assemblage by Yvonne Lucia
Mixed media assemblage by Yvonne Lucia

Artist statement:

The Black Madonna is an archetype understood by many scholars to be related to the ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis.  Her legacy is marked by passionate identification with the oppressed and with values of justice with compassion, equality, and transformation.

In classical Christian iconography, a sweet-faced Virgin Mary is often depicted standing on a globe, crushing the head of a snake.  This image was a brilliant way for the patriarchal church to eclipse  Goddess cults:  to have the asexual and passive Mary  killing off  the snake,  an ancient symbol of the goddess, wisdom, and transformation .

Read Meet Mago Contributor Yvonne M. Lucia.

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