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We then look closer at the hands of Christ the hand on the left takes while the hand on the right gives. I also do not find it chance that at the time, in partriarchal culture, that the left side was associated with evil, perversity, and women...THE LEFT SIDE WAS ASSOCIATED WITH EVIL PERVERSITY AND WOMEN.
Originally posted by queenannie38
What is he 'taking' from the woman to 'give' to the man?
I have given thought to the left, right aspect of the painting, but since we are given no reference point on viewing the art it is my belief that the painting was intended to be interpreted by the viewer and not the Christ figure, so the "Mary" was intentionally placed on the viewers left side so the mind would not have to "reverse" the image in there head.
what that is supposed to sybolise (if anything) is left for debate.
I had not heard of that one yet.