Vatican calls for more breastfeeding artwork

April 9, 2010. Posted in: Blog Posts

OK, this isn’t new news, but I just ran across it and it’s interesting…

Vatican calls for more artwork showing Mary breastfeeding Jesus

The Vatican recently announced that it wanted more breastfeeding pictures of the Virgin Mary and artists around the world have been working to respond.

Many paintings depicting the bare breasts of the Madonna had been censored by the modern age because they were too “unseemly”, according to L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Holy See.  In 2008, the newspaper began running a series of articles calling for the restoration of these images.

Catholic News Service story: Marian images need artistic rehabilitation, says Vatican newspaper